8 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

8 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde trip itinerary planner

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Ilha do Sal
— 2 nights
Fly to Sao Vicente, Ferry to Porto Novo - Santo Antão
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Santo Antao
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 1 night
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Boa Vista
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Visoes Africanas, see some colorful creatures with Eco Dive School Cabo Verde, then stop by Djunta Mo Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra de Lume Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get outside with C-Riders, get a dose of the wild on Sealife Experience Turtle Watching, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Beauty Plaza Spa & Wellness.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ilha do Sal trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Ilha do Sal, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ilha do Sal: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santo Antao.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Santo Antao

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse, then appreciate the views at Paul Tal, and then cruise along Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with Santo Antao Scuba Diving and then contemplate the geological forces at Cova - Krater.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Antao trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ilha do Sal to Santo Antao takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Santo Antao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santo Antao

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Mindelo, Sao Vicente

— 1 night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Cabo Verde Safari, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a stroll around Positivos.

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Getting from Santo Antao to Mindelo by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Mindelo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Mindelo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Boa Vista

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with ScubaCaribe, then get a dose of the wild on Pier Boa Vista Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Chaves.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boa Vista trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Mindelo to Boa Vista in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.