26 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

26 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Boa Vista
— 5 nights
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Praia, Santiago
— 6 nights
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 6 nights
Fly to Sal Island, Taxi to Santa Maria
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Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 8 nights
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Boa Vista

— 5 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Curralinho.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista journey builder site.

Porto, Portugal to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Boa Vista due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in December, expect nights in Boa Vista to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

Praia, Santiago

— 6 nights
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 Tarrafal camp (in Chao Bom), Tarrafal Beach (in Tarrafal) and Pico de Antonia (in Ponta Verde). 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 fly 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Mindelo, Sao Vicente

— 6 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 Mindelo's surroundings by going to Cova - Krater (in Ribeira Grande), Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road (in Porto Novo) and Paul Tal (in Santo Antao). 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:

Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

— 8 nights
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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 14:

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.