10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Ilha do Sal
Ilha do Sal
— 4 nights
Boa Vista
— 3 nights
Santo Antao
— 1 night
Drive to São Pedro Airport, Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport


Ilha do Sal

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Salinas de Pedra de Lume, tour the pleasant surroundings at Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, identify plant and animal life at Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, and explore the activities along Buracona.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 13-hour combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Ilha do Sal. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, things will get warmer in Ilha do Sal: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Boa Vista

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 27th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, then kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pier Boa Vista Tours. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Chaves, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Fly from Ilha do Sal to Boa Vista in 2.5 hours. December in Boa Vista sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Santo Antao.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Santo Antao

Island of the Mountains

The second-largest island in Cape Verde and the westernmost of Africa, Santo Antao offers dizzying sights of highlands ruptured with canyons, valleys, and gorges.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse, cruise along Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road, and then contemplate the geological forces at Cova - Krater. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Sol E Mar, then admire the verdant scenery at Paul Tal, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Fontainhas.

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You can fly from Boa Vista to Santo Antao in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santo Antao

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors
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Cape Verde travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · 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.