39 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

39 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ilha do Sal
— 7 nights
2
Sao Nicolau
— 5 nights
3
Praia, Santiago
— 5 nights
4
Sao Filipe, Fogo
— 5 nights
5
Tarrafal, Santiago
— 5 nights
6
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 5 nights
7
Boa Vista
— 6 nights

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Santa Maria and Pedra de Lume Beach. For shopping fun, head to Djunta Mo Art or Visoes Africanas. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, kick back and relax at Ponta Preta, don't miss a visit to Funana Casa da Cultura, and stroll through Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ilha do Sal day trip planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Windhoek to Ilha do Sal, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in March: highs in Ilha do Sal hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Nicolau.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Ponta Preta ©
Ponta Preta
Buracona ©
Buracona

5
nights
Sao Nicolau

Sao Nicolau ©
São Nicolau is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. Escape the urban bustle at Baixo Rocha Beach and Carbeirinho. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural do Monte Gordo.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sao Nicolau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Sao Nicolau takes 2.5 hours. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Praia.

Things to do in Sao Nicolau

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parque Natural do Monte Gordo ©
Parque Natural do Monte Gordo

5
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Quebra Canela Beach and Prainha Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado de Sucupira and D Concept Design Store. Get out of town with these interesting Praia side-trips: Museum de Tabanka (in Assomada) and Pico de Antonia (in Ponta Verde). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida 5 de Julho, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and take an in-depth tour of Sala-Museu Amilcar Cabral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Praia trip planner.

You can drive from Sao Nicolau to Praia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sao Filipe.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cidade Velha, Museum de Tabanka, Pico de Antonia
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Fortaleza Real de San Felipe ©
Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
Pico de Antonia ©
Pico de Antonia
Quebra Canela Beach ©
Quebra Canela Beach

5
nights
Sao Filipe, Fogo

Sao Filipe ©
The second-oldest town in Cape Verde, Sao Filipe enchants visitors on their San Filipe holiday with intricately decorated colonial architecture and rich, black volcanic sands.
Step out of the city life by going to Pico Do Fogo and Parque Natural do Fogo. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Casa Da Memoria and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao sao filipe.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sao Filipe travel route planner.

Drive from Praia to Sao Filipe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll set off for Tarrafal on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Sao Filipe

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Natural do Fogo, Pico Do Fogo
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Pico Do Fogo ©
Pico Do Fogo
Igreja Nossa Senhora da Conceicao sao filipe ©

5
nights
Tarrafal, Santiago

Tarrafal ©
Tarrafal is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Visiting Tarrafal Beach and Serra de Malagueta will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tarrafal: Assomada (Igreja do Nazareno de Assomada & Assomada Market). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tarrafal camp and pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Amaro Abade Church.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tarrafal online road trip planner.

Traveling by taxi from Sao Filipe to Tarrafal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Mindelo on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Tarrafal

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Assomada, Tarrafal camp, Serra de Malagueta
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Tarrafal camp ©
Tarrafal camp
Tarrafal Beach ©
Tarrafal Beach
Serra de Malagueta ©
Serra de Malagueta

5
nights
Mindelo, Sao Vicente

Mindelo ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado de Peixe and Capvertdesign+Artesanato. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da Laginha and Sao Pedro Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mindelo side-trips: Cova - Krater (in Ribeira Grande), Paul Tal (in Santo Antao) and Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road (in Porto Novo). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get into the urban bustle at Positivos, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, and contemplate the geological forces at Viana Volcano.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mindelo journey planner.

Getting from Tarrafal to Mindelo by flight takes about 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Mindelo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Relax by the water at Praia de Santa Mónica and Cabo Santa Maria. Visiting Praia de Chaves and Deserto de Viana will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima, head outdoors with Submarine Center Lda, and get your game on at Boa Vista Karting.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boa Vista trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mindelo to Boa Vista takes 4.5 hours. In April in Boa Vista, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Boa Vista

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

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