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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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
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Ilha do Sal
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Boa Vista

— 2 nights

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: stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica, admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, kick back and relax at Cabo Santa Maria, and look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boa Vista trip itinerary planning tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Boa Vista is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Boa Vista. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boa Vista, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Praia, Santiago

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
On the 31st (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Farol de D. Maria Pia, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Atlanticus Diving - Santiago Cabo Verde, then kick back and relax at Quebra Canela Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, and finally steep yourself in history at Pelourinho.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Praia online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Boa Vista to Praia in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Mindelo, Sao Vicente

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mindelo: Porto Novo (Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road & Blue Eden Divecenter). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, get into the urban bustle at Positivos, kick back and relax at Praia da Laginha, and stroll through Praia de Bote.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mindelo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Praia to Mindelo takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Ilha do Sal

— 7 nights
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: explore the activities along Buracona, admire the natural beauty at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, head outdoors with Wavemafia Cabo Verde, and get a new perspective on things with ScubaCaribe.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ilha do Sal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mindelo to Ilha do Sal takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ilha do Sal can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough 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.