8 days in Tenerife Itinerary

8 days in Tenerife Itinerary

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Puerto de la Cruz
— 3 nights
Playa de las Americas
— 4 nights


Puerto de la Cruz

— 3 nights

City of Eternal Spring

As one of Tenerife’s oldest port cities, Puerto de la Cruz embodies a hip, island personality, while still retaining its historic fishing village charm.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto de la Cruz side-trips: Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Finca Canarias Aloe Vera & Spas & Wellness) and Icod de los Vinos (ARTlandya & Cueva del Viento). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Loro Parque, admire the verdant scenery at Orotava Valley, cast your line with Happy Hooker Fishing Tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at La Tarta del Teide.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto de la Cruz trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Puerto de la Cruz is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Puerto de la Cruz is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playa de las Americas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Playa de las Americas

— 4 nights

Party Capital of Tenerife

Known around the world as a hotspot for beach life and vibrant night culture, Playa de las Américas remains one of the most-visited vacation resorts in the Canary Islands.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa de las Americas: Los Gigantes (in Santiago del Teide) and Diveria Diving Center (in Alcala). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Wed) at Siam Park. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Atsa, take in the waterfront activity at Club Nautico Puerto Colon, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and hunt for treasures at Lonja Pesquera Los Abrigos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Playa de las Americas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Puerto de la Cruz to Playa de las Americas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Playa de las Americas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Tenerife travel guide

Water Parks · Beaches · Aquariums
Tenerife is the largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands. With its abundance of sun-warmed beaches, deep gorges, dramatic cliffs, dense forests, and lush valleys filled with thriving banana plantations, the island offers an impressive variety of things to do: snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, hiking, and cycling. You can even spelunk in the island’s volcanic caves and tunnels, among the largest in the world. Tenerife is also known for its nightlife, attracting thousands of weekend revelers from nearby European countries. The island is highly urbanized, though there are still pockets where visitors can enjoy the distinctive local culture and sightseeing at a slower pace.