8 days in Canary Islands & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Canary Islands & Santorini Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Change things up with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas, experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas visit planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Maspalomas to be much warmer, temps between 72°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip website.

Getting from Maspalomas to Fira by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in January; daily highs in Fira reach 58°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

Similar plans

12 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 12 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Santorini BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 12 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 10 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 7 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Canary Islands BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans