15 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

15 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Boa Vista
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Praia, Santiago
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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
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Ilha do Sal
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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.
Boa Vista is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the fascinating landscape at Deserto de Viana, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Curralinho.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Boa Vista route planner.

London, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Boa Vista, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Boa Vista hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Praia, Santiago

The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Pelourinho, then get to know the fascinating history of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Banana, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, then visit a coastal fixture at Farol de D. Maria Pia, and finally walk around Praca Alexandre Albuquerque.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Praia visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Boa Vista to Praia takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

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 (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Do Fogo.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cha das Caldeiras road trip site.

You can fly from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Cabo Verde Safari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, then get into the urban bustle at Positivos, and finally look for gifts at Capvertdesign+Artesanato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Praia de Bote, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Laginha.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mindelo online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Cha das Caldeiras to Mindelo takes 7.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mindelo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
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, see majestic marine mammals with Cape Verde Sailing, contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona, and stroll through Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mindelo to Ilha do Sal takes 2.5 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 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Cape Verde travel guide

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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.