12 days in Cape Verde & Manchester Itinerary

12 days in Cape Verde & Manchester Itinerary

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Boa Vista, Cape Verde
— 1 night
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Cidade Velha, Cape Verde
— 1 night
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Vila do Maio, Cape Verde
— 1 night
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

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Boa Vista, Cape Verde

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 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Criol Art and then stroll through Praia de Chaves. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica and then surround yourself with nature on Pier Boa Vista Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boa Vista route site.

Manchester, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Boa Vista due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get warmer in Boa Vista: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cidade Velha.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Cidade Velha, Cape Verde

Cidade Velha ©
Cidade Velha is a town in the southern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cidade Velha online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Cidade Velha in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cidade Velha are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Vila do Maio.

Things to do in Cidade Velha

Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Convento de Sao Francisco
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Vila do Maio, Cape Verde

Vila do Maio ©
Cidade do Maio, also known as Porto Inglês, is a city in the southwestern part of the island of Maio in southeastern Cape Verde. On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Tropical Maio and then discover the deep blue sea with AAA Maio Diving.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vila do Maio day trip app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cidade Velha to Vila do Maio in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Vila do Maio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Vila do Maio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Landmark
Tropical Maio
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

Ilha do Sal ©
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, take a pleasant ride with Santa Marilha Horse Excursions, then relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Cabo Verde: Pure yoga, and finally get outside with C-Riders. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, look for all kinds of wild species at Atlantic Star Nautical Center, then look for gifts at 3RSAL, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ilha do Sal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vila do Maio to Ilha do Sal takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

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Horseback Riding Tour
Santa Marilha Horse Excursions
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Atlantic Star Nautical Center
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: York (York City Walls, Castle Howard, &more), The Wright Wine Company (in Skipton) and Liverpool (Liverpool Cathedral, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, make a trip to Yeadon Town Hall, and get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manchester trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Manchester takes 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ilha do Sal to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Ilha do Sal in December: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Side Trips

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Must see
York Minster
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