9 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

9 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 1 night
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 2 nights


Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 5 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kids will enjoy Canary Diving Adventures and Playa de Maspalomas. Change things up with these side-trips from Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vegueta, Las Canteras Beach, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa De Las Burras, and kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas online travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Maspalomas is 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

— 1 night
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Siam Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Costa Adeje trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Costa Adeje sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Theme Parks

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Loro Parque, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento De San Francisco, and then relax in the rural setting at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto de la Cruz trip planner.

Drive from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Tours

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Canary Islands travel guide

Beaches · Water Parks · Nightlife
Modern, cosmopolitan, and very trendy, the Canary Islands are a major center for European tourism. With a total population of about two million, these seven diverse islands are as distinct from each other as they are from the mainland of Spain. The first settlers arrived from North Africa, building an economic system loosely based around farming. Invaded by Europeans in the 14th century, the islands gradually developed a more European feel, but with a mixed population of ethnicities rarely found anywhere else in the world. While agriculture is still alive and well here, the tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife tend to top any vacation itinerary.