Road trip in Lanzarote –

Tested tips to get you ready to go

How to prepare your road trip in Lanzarote – When and how to go

When to travel to Lanzarote? Weather and tourists

I’ll take your stress away: whatever the time of the year, the weather isn’t going to screw your road trip in Lanzarote! Located very close to North Africa’s western coast, Lanzarote has a mild climate all year long.

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If you travel to Lanzarote for surfing, it gets a little bit more complicated. For professionals, between November and March seems to be the best bet. Strong winds give waves from 1.5 to 4 meters height. Too scary for me, but probably super exciting for surfers.

And without big surprise, the touristic high season will hit in the European holidays peak in July – August. But also during winter holidays in December and until Easter, the island can get busier than usual, as people escape from the bad weather in Europe.

So, when to travel to Lanzarote? If you can choose and you want to avoid tourists, best bet is to start you road trip in Lanzarote in the months of September to November, and March to June.

Vaccines and safety during a travel in Lanzarote

I did a road trip in Lanzarote by myself and at no point I felt unsecure – I compare to my road trips in Australia, Asia or even in some European cities. So, no worries on this side!

Do you need specific vaccines to travel to Lanzarote? Except the common ones for all travelers, there is no particular vaccine obligation. It’s a well-developed island.

Regarding Covid, it depends if you come from the EU or not, from a high risk country or not. At best, see all requirements on the Spanish government website.

How to go to the Canary island Lanzarote?

To start your road trip in Lanzarote, you’ll need to reach the island first! Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost of the Canary islands. But despite being a quite hidden gem, Lanzarote is still well accessible from the world. The touristic Las Palmas is often the stop-over. But you can even find direct flights from the Spanish mainland to Lanzarote.

And if you happen to not enjoy flight trips, the ferry is also an option. Though, only from Las Palmas and Fuerteventura. So, a good idea could be to combine visiting Fuerteventura (way better than Las Palmas,in my opinion) with a road trip in Lanzarote. More details in my dedicated article below!

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What to do in Lanzarote?

Travels in Lanzarote: for who?

The volcanic island is definitely unique. Its desolated landscapes, black lava fields, and other natural wonders make it a perfect destination for Nature lovers. And fans of hidden gems! So, if you love hiking and photographing, a road trip in Lanzarote won’t disappoint you.

But Lanzarote, it’s also 213km of coastline and 17km of beaches, with yellow or black-sand beaches and turquoise waters.  A farniente holiday is also one of the best things to do over there.

With kids or as solo traveler and surfer, Lanzarote is above all for people who like hidden beautiful places, and tranquility. And who hate touristic crowds, resorts everywhere and superficial holidays.

Best places to see in Lanzarote

There are so many different things to do on a road trip in Lanzarote! My favorite place is definitely Famara beach and its surroundings. But Lanzarote has a lot to offer, from hidden beaches, cute villages to natural lagoons and volcanic wonders.

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Tested Road trip in Lanzarote - 3, 7, 14 days

How to build your road trip in Lanzarote? The easiest way is to gather info from other travelers who went there already. And then, adapt it based on your own time schedule and your interests. That’s why I share with you my own tested routes.

I spent 3 weeks on the Canary island, and had an intensive road trip of 7 days. My road trip was a photography journey. I went to famous spots but also to hidden places in Lanzarote. Take my 3, 7 and 14 days itineraries and adapt it!

3 days Lanzarote itinerary – the quicky

  • Day 1 : Playa Quemada – Playa del Papagayo – las Salinas de Janubio – Los Hervideros – sleep at Famara
  • Day 2 : Timanfaya – las Malvas – La Santa – sleep at Soo
  • Day 3 : Famara

7 days Lanzarote self-drive – the complete one

  • Day 1 : Playa Quemada – Playa del Papagayo – las Salinas de Janubio – sleep at Famara
  • Day 2 : los Hervideros – el Golfo – las Malvas – Mancha Blanca – La Santa – sleep at Soo
  • Day 3 : Timanfaya – sleep at Famara
  • Day 4 : Famara
  • Day 5 : Haria – Ye
  • Day 6 : Teguise – Tahiche – sleep at Teguise, Nazaret or Arrecife
  • Day 7 : Arrecife

14 days tested itinerary – the chill out one

  • Day 1 : Playa Quemada – Playa del Papagayo – las Salinas de Janubio – sleep at Famara
  • Day 2 : los Hervideros – el Golfo – las Malvas – Mancha Blanca – La Santa – sleep at Soo
  • Day 3 : Timanfaya – sleep at Famara
  • Day 4 : Famara
  • Day 5 : Haria – Ye
  • Day 6 : Teguise – Tahiche – sleep at Teguise, Nazaret or Arrecife
  • Day 7 to 12: base at Famara. Chill out, take surf lessons, move around.
  • Day 13 to 14 : Arrecife

Photography spots in Lanzarote – Perfect for beginner photographers!

There is a really good reason for doing a road trip in Lanzarote: a playground for amateur photographers! I list it as one of the best photo trips to do, especially if you’re starting out with nature photography. My favorite photography spots in Lanzarote are Famara and Timanfaya park. It’s easy to come back with very cool Instagrammable captures.