29 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

29 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

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29 days in Canary Islands Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 7 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Casa Jose Saramago and Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero and Playa Chica. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Del Carmen side-trips: Museo Chinijo (in Caleta de Sebo), Playa de las Conchas (in Isla de Graciosa) and Playa Flamingo (in Playa Blanca). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Grande, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca, and stroll through Playa Del Jablillo.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen trip website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Puerto Del Carmen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get much hotter in Puerto Del Carmen: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isla de Graciosa, Costa Teguise, San Bartolome, Lanzarote, Volcán El Cuervo
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Del Jablillo ©
Playa Del Jablillo

6
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Natural de Corralejo and Playa del Viejo Rey. Faro de la Entallada and Los Molinos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Viewpoint Las Peñitas (in Betancuria) and Los Hornos De Callao De Los Pozos (in Puerto del Rosario). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Natural de Jandia. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, look for gifts at Centro Comercial El Campanario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Regla, and see the sky in a new way at Mirador Sicasumbre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corralejo online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Corralejo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Oliva, Pajara, Lajares, Viewpoint Las Peñitas, Los Molinos
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Faro de la Entallada ©
Faro de la Entallada

7
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria and San Amaro. Visit Playa de las Vistas and Playa de Benijo for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto de la Cruz: Santiago del Teide (Santiago Del Teide & Los Gigantes), Playa Fanabe (in Costa Adeje) and Icod de los Vinos (Cueva del Viento & Parque del Drago). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at El Medano, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Puerto de la Cruz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa San Juan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto de la Cruz attractions planning website .

You can fly from Corralejo to Puerto de la Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Icod de los Vinos, Santiago del Teide, Playa de Benijo, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del Pais de Tenerife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:
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Playa El Bollullo ©
Playa El Bollullo
Playa de Benijo ©
Playa de Benijo
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

10
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.
Paseo Costa Canaria and Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Yacimiento Punta Mujeres and Ermita de San Bartolome for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada (in Galdar), El bufadero de La Garita (in Telde) and Agaete (Las Salinas, Maipes de Agaete, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Agustin, browse the different shops at Yumbo Centrum, stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas online travel route builder .

Getting from Puerto de la Cruz to Maspalomas by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Agaete, Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 11:
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Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Scuba & Snorkeling

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