Tenerife Itinerary: 7 Day Road Trip
Tenerife, the largest island of the Canary Islands, is one of the most striking islands in the world. People come here for a variety of reasons. Some want to escape the Northern European winter. Others want a quintessential beach holiday. And, a growing number are passionate about exploring Tenerife on foot.
If you belong to the latter group, you’re going to love this Tenerife itinerary. In one week, you’ll experience the most dramatic and remote corners of the island. You’ll also hike in Tenerife’s most spectacular regions, including Anaga Rural Park, Teide National Park, and Teno Rural Park.
This Tenerife road trip isn’t for everyone. We’ve purposefully cut out all major tourist hubs with the exception of Los Gigantes. If you’re like us and you cherish the outdoors and local places to eat, this route is for you.
If you want to experience the south coast resorts (e.g. Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, etc…), you can easily extend this itinerary to the south coast at the very end.
When to Visit Tenerife
Tenerife is an all-year-round destination. However, most visitors flock to Tenerife between November and February. For outdoor exploration, it’s best to visit Tenerife between November and May.
Driving in Tenerife
Driving in Tenerife isn’t difficult. The roads are in great condition and signage is pervasive. However, many locals drive quite haphazardly.
On a number of occasions, oncoming drivers would whirl quickly and negligently around corners (e.g. cutting into our lane), causing us to break unexpectedly. If you want to be safe, drive defensively.
Renting a Car in Tenerife
We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals in Tenerife. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.
Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your can rental as early as possible.