14 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

14 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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14 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Boa Vista
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sao Nicolau
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santo Antao
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

3
nights
Boa Vista

Boa Vista ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Submarine Center Lda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Mónica, and then kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Boa Vista is minus 1 hour. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Boa Vista are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Nicolau.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia Di Curralinho ©
Spiaggia Di Curralinho
Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Cabo Santa Maria ©
Cabo Santa Maria

2
nights
Sao Nicolau

Sao Nicolau ©
São Nicolau is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Carbeirinho, then take in the pleasant sights at Baixo Rocha Beach, and then stroll through Parque Natural do Monte Gordo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Nicolau trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Boa Vista to Sao Nicolau by flight takes about 4.5 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Sao Nicolau

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Parque Natural do Monte Gordo ©
Parque Natural do Monte Gordo

3
nights
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal, Cape Verde which has recently became a fishing and touristic city. Step off the beaten path and head to C-Riders and Visoes Africanas. We've included these beaches for you: Praia de Santa Maria and Pedra de Lume Beach. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, cast your line with a fishing tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lady Compassion Chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Maria trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sao Nicolau to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pedra de Lume
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Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Mindelo, Sao Vicente

Mindelo ©
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.
To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mindelo day trip planning site .

You can fly from Santa Maria to Mindelo in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mindelo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santo Antao.

Things to do in Mindelo

Shopping

Side Trip

Mercado de Peixe
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Mercado de Peixe ©
Mercado de Peixe

1
night
Santo Antao

Santo Antao ©
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 26th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road, enjoy the sea views from Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse, and then get impressive views of Cova - Krater.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santo Antao trip planner .

You can drive from Mindelo to Santo Antao in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santo Antao

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cova - Krater ©
Cova - Krater
Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road ©
Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road
Praia de Bote ©
Praia de Bote

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Mindelo, Sao Vicente

Mindelo ©
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bronzestatue Diogo Alfonso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Art D’Cretcheu, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Laginha.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Mindelo trip maker site .

Getting from Santo Antao to Mindelo by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Praia da Laginha
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Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha
Bronzestatue Diogo Alfonso ©
Bronzestatue Diogo Alfonso
Centro Cultural do Mindelo ©
Centro Cultural do Mindelo