10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

10 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly to Boa Vista, Taxi to Boa Vista
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Ilha do Sal
— 4 nights


Praia, Santiago

The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Do your shopping at Mercado de Sucupira and D Concept Design Store. You'll explore and learn at Archeology Museum of Praia and Sala-Museu Amilcar Cabral. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida 5 de Julho, visit a coastal fixture at Farol de D. Maria Pia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Praia day trip site.

Dakar, Senegal to Praia is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dakar to Praia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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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 16th (Mon), stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, then stroll through Praia de Chaves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Curralinho. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Santa Maria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boa Vista trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Praia to Boa Vista in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Boa Vista can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Ilha do Sal

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Santa Maria and Ponta Preta. Do your shopping at Djunta Mo Art and Visoes Africanas. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, try your luck at Casino Royal, get outside with C-Riders, and make a trip to Lady Compassion Chapel.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ilha do Sal online trip maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.