11 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

11 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly + Bus:  8 h
1
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Artenara, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
4
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Paris

1
night
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Playa Blanca online trip planner.

Paris, France to Playa Blanca is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Playa Blanca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Artenara.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Timanfaya Nationalpark
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Shark Diving
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Marina Rubicon ©
Marina Rubicon

3
nights
Artenara, Gran Canaria

Artenara ©
Take a break from Artenara with a short trip to Mirador de Pinos de Galdar in Galdar, about 30 minutes away.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Artenara vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Playa Blanca to Artenara with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Artenara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galdar, Gran Canaria, La Aldea de San Nicolas de Tolentino, Los Azulejos de Veneguera, Cactualdea Park
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Tamadaba ©
Tamadaba
Mirador de Unamuno ©
Mirador de Unamuno
Mirador de Pinos de Galdar ©
Mirador de Pinos de Galdar

5
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Ermita de San Pedro Gonzales Telmo, Arucas a Caballo, &more), Agaete (Maipes de Agaete, Finca Los Castanos, &more) and Tejeda (Mirador Degollada de Becerra & Roque Bentayga). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas, explore the striking landscape at Mirador Caldera de los Marteles, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador los Pozos de las Nieves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Artenara to Maspalomas takes 2 hours. April in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Agaete, Gran Canaria, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Tejeda
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Experiencias Virtuales ©
Experiencias Virtuales

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): meet the residents at Loro Parque.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Puerto de la Cruz travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Maspalomas to Puerto de la Cruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque

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