16 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

16 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canary Islands Trip Planner

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
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Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 3 nights
Ferry to Playa Blanca, Taxi to Lanzarote
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Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Izmir

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

— 4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa del Duque and Playa de las Vistas. Visiting Teide National Park and Playa De La Enramada will get you outdoors. Step out of Puerto de la Cruz to go to Poris de Abona and see Faro del Porís, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Make the 9th (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Garajonay National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Loro Parque, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Teide, kick back and relax at Playa Jardin, and pick up some local products at Mercadillo Valle de La Orotava.

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

Izmir, Turkey to Puerto de la Cruz is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 4 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.
Visit Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Amadores and Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at AstroGC, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palmitos Park, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and stop by Tresor Noir.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planning site.

Fly from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

— 3 nights
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Sotavento Beach. Get outdoors at Parque Natural de Corralejo and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cross Island and stop by komodo.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Corralejo trip planner.

Fly from Maspalomas to Corralejo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Corralejo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Lanzarote

— 3 nights
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Get outdoors at Timanfaya Nationalpark and Cueva de los Verdes. Relax by the water at Papagayo Beach and Surf Spot Famara. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marina Rubicon, kick back and relax at Charca de la Novia, find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, and look for gifts at MotoBike Lanzarote.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanzarote trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Corralejo to Lanzarote by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Lanzarote are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Canary Islands travel guide

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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.