10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde tour planner

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Ilha do Sal
— 4 nights
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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 night
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Cidade Velha, Santiago
— 1 night
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Boa Vista
— 3 nights
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Ilha do Sal

— 4 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Ilha do Sal is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Salinas de Pedra de Lume, get a new perspective on things with Eco Dive School Cabo Verde, surround yourself with nature on Sealife Experience Turtle Watching, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Maria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ilha do Sal trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Ilha do Sal due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Ilha do Sal hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

— 1 night
Chã das Caldeiras is a small community of approximately 1,000 inhabitants within the crater of the volcanic Pico do Fogo on the island of Fogo, one of nine inhabited islands comprising Cape Verde and a volcanic plateau being the largest in Cape Verde, it is at the foot of the rim mountain of Bordeira. On the 28th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Pico Do Fogo.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cha das Caldeiras online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Cha das Caldeiras takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Cidade Velha.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Cidade Velha, Santiago

— 1 night
Cidade Velha is a town in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cidade Velha road trip planner.

Fly from Cha das Caldeiras to Cidade Velha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. December in Cidade Velha sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Cidade Velha

Historic Sites
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Boa Vista

— 3 nights

Island of the Dunes

Sprinkled with sand dunes and pristine, sweeping beaches where turtles nest, the island of Boa Vista has been attracting more and more visitors looking to explore its remote trails and picturesque shore.
On the 30th (Thu), kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica and then see Pier Boa Vista Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Chaves, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boa Vista trip planner.

Fly from Cidade Velha to Boa Vista in 3 hours. December in Boa Vista sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Cape Verde travel guide

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Beaches · Tourist Spots · Scuba & Snorkeling
The main islands of Cape Verde each offer something different, both in terms of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves, the locals mainly speak Creole and blend influences from Europe and Africa in their cuisine, music, and architecture. The largely unspoiled natural landscape includes mountain peaks, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, and wildflower-filled valleys. With the country experiencing a dry tropical climate, holidays in Cape Verde lend themselves to a range outdoor sports and activities, including windsurfing and lazing on a beach, hill walking, and diving.