7 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

7 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
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Boa Vista
— 1 night
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Ilha do Sal
— 2 nights
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Praia, Santiago

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Visit Quebra Canela Beach and Praia de Gamboa Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortaleza Real de San Felipe and Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Farol de D. Maria Pia, get engrossed in the history at Ethnography Museum, walk around Praca Alexandre Albuquerque, and enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Praia trip tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Praia is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Praia due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Praia hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Boa Vista

— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boa Vista trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Praia to Boa Vista in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Ilha do Sal

— 2 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by Djunta Mo Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores, then look for gifts at Perola do Sal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Maria. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela de Sao Jose, and then make a trip to Salinas de Pedra de Lume.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boa Vista to Ilha do Sal by flight takes about 2.5 hours. September in Ilha do Sal sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.