12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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12 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tirana

7
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Escape the urban bustle at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de la Aldea. Get some historical perspective at Vegueta and Ermita de San Antonio Abad. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Maipes de Agaete (in Agaete), La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation (in Santa Lucia) and Museo de Guayadeque (in Aguimes). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Casa de Colon, trek along Area Recreativa de La Laguna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, and do a tasting at Bodega Los Lirios.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Palmas de Gran Canaria online trip itinerary builder .

Tirana, Albania to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tirana in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Teror, Galdar, Telde, Artenara, Arucas
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Area Recreativa de La Laguna
Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino

1
night
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

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.
On the 24th (Tue), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Casa Jose Saramago, then see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally explore the world behind art at Taro de Tahiche.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Puerto Del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Museums Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Casa Jose Saramago, Shark Diving
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Shark Diving
Casa Jose Saramago ©
Casa Jose Saramago
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

3
nights
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife ©
The lively port of Santa Cruz offers the convenience of a modern city while maintaining its laid-back island appeal.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at ARTlandya, examine the collection at Casa del Platano, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teide National Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Taganana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charco del Viento, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Malvasia.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz de Tenerife trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. September in Santa Cruz de Tenerife sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Icod de los Vinos, Charco del Viento, Taganana, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Teide National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
ARTlandya ©
ARTlandya
Taganana ©
Taganana

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