9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde trip itinerary planner

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Ilha do Sal
— 4 nights
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Tarrafal, Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive to Praia International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport


Ilha do Sal

— 4 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: discover the deep blue sea with Eco Dive School Cabo Verde, get outside with Shark Bay, stroll through Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery, and kick back and relax at Ponta Preta.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal driving holiday planner.

Boston, USA to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Cape Verde Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Boston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ilha do Sal, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Deserto de Viana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with ScubaCaribe, surround yourself with nature on Pier Boa Vista Tours, and then stroll through Praia de Chaves.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boa Vista trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Boa Vista takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Boa Vista are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tarrafal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Tarrafal, Santiago

— 2 nights
Tarrafal is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Divecenter Santiago and then kick back and relax at Tarrafal Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Malagueta.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tarrafal road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Boa Vista to Tarrafal takes 4 hours. In June in Tarrafal, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tarrafal

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Cape Verde travel guide

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.