15 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

15 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ilha do Sal
— 5 nights
2
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
3
Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
4
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 night
5
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 3 nights

5
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.
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, stop by Djunta Mo Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha do Sal road trip planning tool.

Zagreb, Croatia to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Cape Verde Standard Time (CVT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Ilha do Sal is much warmer than Zagreb - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Salinas de Pedra de Lume ©
Salinas de Pedra de Lume
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Buracona ©
Buracona

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, thenkick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica, and then head outdoors with Submarine Center Lda. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenadmire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Chaves, and finally look for gifts at Criol Art.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boa Vista trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Boa Vista takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Praia de Chaves ©
Praia de Chaves
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Take a break from Praia with a short trip to Tarrafal Beach in Tarrafal, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, visit a coastal fixture at Farol de D. Maria Pia, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Malagueta.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Praia trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by taxi from Boa Vista to Praia takes 3 hours. January in Praia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cidade Velha, Tarrafal Beach, Serra de Malagueta
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Fortaleza Real de San Felipe ©
Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
Tarrafal Beach ©
Tarrafal Beach
Rue Banana ©
Rue Banana

1
night
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras ©
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get impressive views of Pico Do Fogo.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cha das Caldeiras road trip planner.

Traveling by taxi from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Nature Parks
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Pico Do Fogo ©
Pico Do Fogo

3
nights
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 8th (Fri): stroll through Praia da Laginha, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Capvertdesign+Artesanato. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Torre de Belem, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, and then take a stroll around Positivos.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mindelo trip planning website.

You can fly from Cha das Caldeiras to Mindelo in 7.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mindelo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Praia da Laginha
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Monte Verde ©
Monte Verde
Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha