9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde tour 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
Fly
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Boa Vista
— 3 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 2nd (Wed): stroll through Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, then get interesting insight from Orca Dive Club Cabo Verde, then stop by Djunta Mo Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Sealife Experience Turtle Watching and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra de Lume Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ilha do Sal journey planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Ilha do Sal due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Ilha do Sal hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santo Antao.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Arlindo Trek. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Blue Eden Divecenter, and then cruise along Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santo Antao online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ilha do Sal to Santo Antao takes 5 hours. June in Santo Antao sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santo Antao

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take an exotic tour of Cabo Verde Safari.

You can plan Mindelo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Santo Antao to Mindelo in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mindelo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Boa Vista

— 3 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 7th (Mon), look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, get up close to creatures of the deep with Whale Watching mit CaboKaiTours, and then kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Pier Boa Vista Tours and then stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boa Vista trip planner.

You can fly from Mindelo to Boa Vista in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Boa Vista are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.