16 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

16 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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16 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Izmir
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Izmir

5
days
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz ©
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 in touch with nature at Teide National Park and Garajonay National Park. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de las Vistas and Playa Del Duque. Go for a jaunt from Puerto de la Cruz to Poris de Abona to see Faro Punta Abona about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loro Parque, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Enramada, savor the flavors at Mercadillo Del Agricultur, and get impressive views of Volcan El Teide.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Izmir, Turkey to Puerto de la Cruz. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Puerto de la Cruz due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tenerife, Mercadillo Valle de La Orotava, Playa Del Duque, Garajonay National Park, Faro del Porís
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Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Garajonay National Park ©
Garajonay National Park
Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque

4
days
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Get outdoors at Playa de Las Canteras and Palmitos Park. Change things up with a short trip to Playa de Amadores in Amadores (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look and learn at AstroGC, get outside with Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and stop by Tresor Noir.

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Traveling by car ferry from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas. In September, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Las Canteras, Playa de Mogan, Tresor Noir, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Las Canteras ©
Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

3
days
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Sotavento Beach. Visiting Parque Natural de Corralejo and Cross Island will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get outside with Corralejo Dunes, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at komodo.

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Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and car ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Sotavento Beach, Cross Island
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach

3
days
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa del papagayo and Charca de la Novia. Step out of the city life by going to Timanfaya National Park and Surf Spot Famara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lanzarote: Playa Blanca (Moto & Bike Lanzarote & Puerto deportivo Marina Rubicon). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park and explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Corralejo to Lanzarote in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Lanzarote can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Timanfaya National Park ©
Timanfaya National Park
Playa del papagayo ©
Playa del papagayo
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara

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