15 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

15 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde journey planner
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Ilha do Sal
— 4 nights
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Boa Vista
— 2 nights
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Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Santo Antao
— 3 nights
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Ilha do Sal — 4 nights

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
We've included these beaches for you: Pedra de Lume Beach and Ponta Preta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eco Dive School Cabo Verde and Eliseu. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sealife Experience Turtle Watching, get outside with C-Riders, relax and rejuvenate at Beauty Plaza Spa & Wellness, and stroll through Projeto Biodiversidade.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ilha do Sal online journey planner.

Milan, Italy to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Cape Verde Standard Time (CVT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Milan in August since evenings lows in Ilha do Sal dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Boa Vista.
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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 18th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, take a tour by water with ScubaCaribe, then stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Deserto de Viana. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cabo Santa Maria, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Chaves, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Curralinho.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ilha do Sal to Boa Vista in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Boa Vista are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Praia.
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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.
Visiting Atlanticus Diving - Santiago Cabo Verde and Serra de Malagueta will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quebra Canela Beach and Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande. Change things up with a short trip to Tarrafal Beach in Tarrafal (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Pelourinho, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Banana, and enjoy the sand and surf at Prainha Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Praia trip planner.

Fly from Boa Vista to Praia in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Praia can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mindelo.
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Mindelo, Sao Vicente — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Capvertdesign+Artesanato, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Pedro Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Laginha. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, surround yourself with nature on Cabo Verde Safari, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mindelo trip planner.

You can fly from Praia to Mindelo in 3 hours. In August in Mindelo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Santo Antao.
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Santo Antao — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get impressive views of Cova - Krater and then get interesting insight from Santo Antao Scuba Diving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Arlindo Trek.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Santo Antao vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mindelo to Santo Antao takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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