16 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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


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 La Enramada. Visiting Teide National Park and Garajonay National Park will get you outdoors. Explore Puerto de la Cruz's surroundings by going to Faro del Porís (in Poris de Abona) and Playa de las Vistas (in Los Cristianos). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Teide, get to know the resident critters at Loro Parque, pick up some local products at Mercadillo Valle de La Orotava, and stroll through Playa Jardin.

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 13-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 catch the flight to Maspalomas.
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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 Las Canteras Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Amadores. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa de Mogan, get a dose of the wild on AstroGC, get to know the resident critters at Palmitos Park, and stop by Tresor Noir.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas in 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Corralejo.
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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 Cross Island. It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and stop by komodo.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Corralejo trip planner.

Getting from Maspalomas to Corralejo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Corralejo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Lanzarote.
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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 Surf Spot Famara. Relax by the water at Papagayo Beach and Charca de la Novia. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marina Rubicon, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, and look for gifts at MotoBike Lanzarote.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lanzarote holiday maker site.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Corralejo to Lanzarote in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Canary Islands travel guide

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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.