10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Praia, Santiago
— 2 nights
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 night
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Ilha do Sal
— 4 nights


Praia, Santiago

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Go for a jaunt from Praia to Tarrafal to see Tarrafal Beach about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, enjoy the sea views from Farol de D. Maria Pia, and stroll around Praca Alexandre Albuquerque.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Praia visit planner.

Dakar, Senegal to Praia is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Dakar to Praia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Praia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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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 15th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Pico Do Fogo.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cha das Caldeiras trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Nature · Parks
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Boa Vista

— 2 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 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica, admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Chaves, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Criol Art. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boa Vista trip planner.

You can fly from Cha das Caldeiras to Boa Vista in 23.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Boa Vista can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, admire all the interesting features of Salinas de Pedra de Lume, and stroll through Ponta Preta.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ilha do Sal tour planner.

Fly from Boa Vista to Ilha do Sal in 2.5 hours. November in Ilha do Sal sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Cape Verde travel guide

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.