13 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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13 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Artenara, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

3
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

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.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is known for beaches, museums, parks, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Ana, and take an in-depth tour of Casa de Colon.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Palmas de Gran Canaria road trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arehucas Rum Distillery
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Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo ©
Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Santa Cruz de Tenerife ©
The lively port of Santa Cruz offers the convenience of a modern city while maintaining its laid-back island appeal.
Step out of Santa Cruz de Tenerife with an excursion to Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Teide National Park, stroll through Playa de las Teresitas, take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Sentidos, and take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Del Principe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz de Tenerife trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz de Tenerife can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Artenara.

Things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Puerto de la Cruz, Teide National Park, Siam Park
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Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Siam Park ©
Siam Park

3
nights
Artenara, Spain

Artenara ©
Artenara is known for museums, nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Rural del Nublo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Gui-Gui, get great views at Pico de las Nieves, and examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Artenara visit planning app .

Getting from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Artenara by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Artenara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gran Canaria, Paseo de Canarias, Cactualdea Park, Roque Bentayga, Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
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Roque Bentayga ©
Roque Bentayga
Mirador del Balcon ©
Mirador del Balcon
Beach Gui-Gui ©
Beach Gui-Gui

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 13th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip planner.

Getting from Artenara to Maspalomas by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Helicopter Tours, Playa de Mogan, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

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