30 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

30 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19 h
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  20 h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Grande. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Del Carmen side-trips: Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique (in Haria) and Playa Blanca (Playa Flamingo & Montana Roja). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Chica, stroll through Playa de los Pocillos, take a leisurely stroll along Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero, and Head underground at Los Hervideros.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen day trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Puerto Del Carmen reach 77°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise, Jardin de Cactus, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Playa Chica ©
Playa Chica
Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

4
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sotavento Beach and El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Humankind Healing Massage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corralejo: Cuevas de Ajuy (in Ajuy), Faro de la Entallada (in Las Playitas) and Playa de Pozo Negro (in Pozo Negro). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Sotavento, look for gifts at Fund Grube Las Palmeras, stroll through El Burro, and identify plant and animal life at Cross Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Corralejo day trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Corralejo are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cuevas de Ajuy, Sotavento Beach, Playa del Viejo Rey, Ermita de la Pena Trail, Cross Island
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cuevas de Ajuy ©
Cuevas de Ajuy
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

7
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Mogan and El Faro de Maspalomas. Vegueta and Basilica de la Virgen del Pino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza Teresa de Bolivar (in Teror), Ermita de San Bartolome (in Aguimes) and Faro de Arinaga (in Arinaga). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin, explore the striking landscape at Roque Nublo, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Colon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Barranco de Guayadeque.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Corralejo to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogan, Teror, Valleseco, Tresor Noir
Find places to stay May 11 — 18:
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

6
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barranco del Infierno and Masca Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia de San Fernando Rey and Art Gallery La Musa. Change things up with a short trip to Los Gigantes in Santiago del Teide (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Fanabe, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Arena, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and head outdoors with WaterBuggy Fun.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santiago del Teide, El Medano, Los Cristianos, Adeje, Tenerife
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
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Playa de Fanabe ©
Playa de Fanabe
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barranco del Infierno ©
Barranco del Infierno

5
nights
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

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.
Visit Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria and Ermita de San Blas for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa El Bollullo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto de la Cruz: Buenavista del Norte (Buenavista Golf & Faro de Buenavista), Icod de los Vinos (Parque del Drago & Cueva del Viento) and Plaza de Patrona de Canarias (in Candelaria). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Orotava Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Punta de Teno, stroll through Piscinas Naturales El Caleton, and kick back and relax at Playa de las Teresitas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto de la Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Costa Adeje to Puerto de la Cruz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Buenavista del Norte, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
Cueva del Viento ©
Cueva del Viento

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