26 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

26 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Boa Vista
— 5 nights
2
Praia, Santiago
— 6 nights
3
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 6 nights
4
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 8 nights

5
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.
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, stroll through Praia de Chaves, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boa Vista tour itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Boa Vista is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Boa Vista, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Praia de Chaves ©
Praia de Chaves
Deserto de Viana ©
Deserto de Viana

6
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Explore Praia's surroundings by going to Pico de Antonia (in Ponta Verde), Tarrafal camp (in Chao Bom) and Tarrafal Beach (in Tarrafal). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, get to know the fascinating history of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, get engrossed in the history at Archeology Museum of Praia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Praia online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Praia in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Praia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Explore Mindelo's surroundings by going to Paul Tal (in Santo Antao), Cova - Krater (in Ribeira Grande) and Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road (in Porto Novo). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, hunt for treasures at Mercado de Peixe, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stroll through Praia de Bote.

Make your Mindelo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Praia to Mindelo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Santo Antao, Sao Vicente, Sao Pedro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cova - Krater ©
Cova - Krater
Paul Tal ©
Paul Tal

8
nights
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal, Cape Verde which has recently became a fishing and touristic city. Take a break from Santa Maria with a short trip to Buracona in Ilha do Sal, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Salinas de Pedra de Lume, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, head outdoors with Shark Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Maria.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria trip planner.

Getting from Mindelo to Santa Maria by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. In January in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ilha do Sal
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Salinas de Pedra de Lume ©
Salinas de Pedra de Lume
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Buracona ©
Buracona

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