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3 Days in Tenerife: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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Whether you’re escaping for a weekend in paradise or visiting as part of a Canary Islands cruise, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Tenerife. Here are some ideas for how to spend 3 days in Tenerife.

Day 1: Check Out the Capital

The most atmospheric time of year to visit Santa Cruz is during the vibrant annual Carnival, but even if you miss out on the festivities, you can still learn about the islands’ unique history at the Museum of Man and Nature, admire the landmark  Auditorio de Tenerife and Church of the Immaculate Conception, and tuck into traditional Spanish cuisine at one of the many restaurants. The capital is also linked by tram to neighboring La Laguna, where you can marvel at the colonial architecture and historic churches that line the UNESCO-listed Old Town.

Day 2: Climb an Active Volcano

Take in the best of Tenerife’s rugged scenery with a trip to the top of the El Teide volcano,  Spain’s highest peak at 3,718m and one of the most iconic attractions of the Canary Islands. Whether you brave the steep hike or hop on the cable car, the views are spectacular, looking down over the surrounding Teide National Park, a UNESCO World heritage Site, and the neighboring Pico Viejo volcano.

Day 3: Hit the Beach

With some of the most popular beaches in Europe, you can’t come to the Canary Islands without adding sun, sea and sand to your itinerary. Where you go depends on your tastes: major resorts like Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas are crammed with tourists during the summer season, whereas El Bollullo and La Caleta offer a tranquil vibe with fewer amenities. Thrill-seeking windsurfers and kitesurfing should head to El Médano on the south coast or if sunbathing sans clothing is your thing, head to the nudist beach of Playa Tejita.

Tours & Tickets

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Western Tenerife Cruise Including Buffet Lunch and Drinks

Laze in the sun on a half-day cruise around Tenerife’s glorious western coastline, and see the Cliffs of Los Gigantes, unspoiled scenery, marine life and more! ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.10

Tenerife Shore Excursion: Private Teide National Park and Winery Tour with Lunch

Leave your cruise ship at the Tenerife port, and discover the landscapes, wine and food of northern Tenerife! The 6-hour shore excursion is led by a private ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.27

Loro Parque Admission Ticket with Round-Trip Transport

Head to Tenerife’s popular animal kingdom at Loro Parque and enjoy a day of adventure and fun for all the family! After traveling to the site by ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $63.19

La Gomera Day Trip from Tenerife

Visit the island of La Gomera on a day trip from southern Tenerife, and experience its sights, culture and food with a local guide! A haven of peace with ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.46

Mt Teide and Masca Valley Tour in Tenerife

Explore the villages and landscapes around Tenerife’s Mt Teide and the Masca valley on a full-day tour! After leaving southern Tenerife, make your way through ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.78

Tenerife Shore Excursion: Private Teide National Park Day Trip

Leave the beaches behind and enjoy a full-day shore excursion exploring beautiful Teide National Park with a private guide! Admire some of the inland’s most ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.86

Tenerife Shore Excursion: Santa Cruz de Tenerife Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

While in port in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, discover t he capital of the Canary Islands on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Traveling by open-top, double-decker bus, ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: Tickets valid for 24 hours from the time of first use

From USD $24.58

Mt Teide Volcano Tour by Night

See a sunset and the stars from Tenerife’s Mount Teide, on a 4.5-hour evening tour from southern Tenerife! The dormant volcano — Spain’s tallest — lies at the ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.65

Tenerife Shore Excursion: Private Las Canadas National Park and Orotava Valley Tour

When your cruise ship docks, head out on a 6-hour shore excursion and discover the unassuming natural beauty of northern Tenerife. With a knowledgeable private ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.30

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Explore Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Canary Islands, on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Board the open-top, double-decker buses and discover the ...  Read more

Location: Tenerife, Spain
Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours

From USD $24.58

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