10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Ilha do Sal
— 2 nights
2
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 1 night
3
Cidade Velha, Santiago
— 2 nights
4
Boa Vista
— 3 nights

2
nights
Ilha do Sal

Ilha do Sal ©
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pedra de Lume Beach and Visoes Africanas. Relax by the water at Praia de Santa Maria and Ponta Preta. There's still lots to do: get outside with C-Riders, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, and stop by Djunta Mo Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal driving holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Washington DC to Ilha do Sal due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ilha do Sal, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach
Ponta Preta ©
Ponta Preta

1
night
Mindelo, Sao Vicente

Situated on the northern tip of Sao Vicente island, the lively port town of Mindelo envelops crescent-shaped Porto Grande Bay and houses almost all of the island's population.
On the 11th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Art D’Cretcheu, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Laginha.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mindelo day trip planning site.

Fly from Ilha do Sal to Mindelo in 2.5 hours. July in Mindelo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cidade Velha.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Praia da Laginha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha
Art D’Cretcheu ©
Art D’Cretcheu

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Cidade Velha, Santiago

Cidade Velha ©
Cidade Velha is a town in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pelourinho, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rue Banana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, and then make a trip to Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande.

Discover how to plan a Cidade Velha trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mindelo to Cidade Velha in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Cidade Velha

Historic Sites
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Rue Banana ©
Rue Banana
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

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Boa Vista

Boa Vista ©
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 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, and then kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, stroll through Cabo Santa Maria, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Boa Vista trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cidade Velha to Boa Vista takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Spiaggia Di Curralinho ©
Spiaggia Di Curralinho
Cabo Santa Maria ©
Cabo Santa Maria

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