60 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

60 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde trip planner

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Boa Vista
— 7 nights
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Praia, Santiago
— 8 nights
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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 7 nights
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Santo Antao
— 6 nights
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 8 nights
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Tarrafal, Santiago
— 7 nights
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Sao Nicolau
— 7 nights
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Boa Vista

— 7 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: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica, look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boa Vista trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Cape Verde Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Boa Vista: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:

Praia, Santiago

— 8 nights
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Step out of Praia with an excursion to Pico de Antonia in Ponta Verde--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco, get engrossed in the history at Archeology Museum of Praia, and don't miss a visit to Farol de D. Maria Pia.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Praia road trip planning website.

You can fly from Boa Vista to Praia in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 2:

Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

— 7 nights
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. Cha das Caldeiras is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Pico Do Fogo.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cha das Caldeiras sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You will leave for Santo Antao on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 9:
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Santo Antao

— 6 nights

Island of the Mountains

The second-largest island in Cape Verde and the westernmost of Africa, Santo Antao offers dizzying sights of highlands ruptured with canyons, valleys, and gorges.
Santo Antao is known for nature, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Cova - Krater, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Fontainhas, appreciate the views at Paul Tal, and don't miss a visit to Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Santo Antao trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cha das Caldeiras to Santo Antao takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santo Antao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 16:

Mindelo, Sao Vicente

— 8 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.
Mindelo is known for nature, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Verde, get into the urban bustle at Positivos, enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Pedro Beach, and look for gifts at Capvertdesign+Artesanato.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mindelo driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Santo Antao to Mindelo in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mindelo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Tarrafal.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 24:

Tarrafal, Santiago

— 7 nights
Tarrafal is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Venture out of the city with trips to Assomada (Assomada Market, Museum de Tabanka, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tarrafal Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Malagueta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Amaro Abade Church, and contemplate the long history of Tarrafal camp.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarrafal trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mindelo to Tarrafal in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tarrafal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Sao Nicolau on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Tarrafal

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:

Sao Nicolau

— 7 nights
São Nicolau is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. Sao Nicolau is known for parks and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Baixo Rocha Beach, stroll through Parque Natural do Monte Gordo, and explore the striking landscape at Carbeirinho.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sao Nicolau online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Tarrafal to Sao Nicolau in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Ilha do Sal on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Sao Nicolau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 8:
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Ilha do Sal

— 8 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: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria, get outside with C-Riders, stroll through Ponta Preta, and admire the natural beauty at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ilha do Sal road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sao Nicolau to Ilha do Sal takes 2.5 hours. July in Ilha do Sal sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 16:

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.