14 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

14 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Boa Vista
— 3 nights
2
Sao Nicolau
— 2 nights
3
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 3 nights
4
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 1 night
5
Santo Antao
— 1 night
6
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 2 nights

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. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Chaves.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boa Vista travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Cape Verde Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Boa Vista hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time 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
Praia de Chaves ©
Praia de Chaves

2
nights
Sao Nicolau

Sao Nicolau ©
São Nicolau is one of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Carbeirinho, go for a walk through Baixo Rocha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural do Monte Gordo.

Plan my day in Sao Nicolau using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by taxi from Boa Vista to Sao Nicolau takes 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Santa Maria on the 22nd (Wed).

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pedra de Lume Beach and C-Riders. Visiting Praia de Santa Maria and Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra will get you outdoors. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Lady Compassion Chapel and browse the exhibits of Visoes Africanas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria driving holiday site.

Traveling by taxi from Sao Nicolau to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Santa Maria are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ilha do Sal
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Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Lady Compassion Chapel ©
Lady Compassion Chapel

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Mercado de Peixe.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mindelo attractions planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Santa Maria to Mindelo in 3 hours. May in Mindelo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel 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), cruise along Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road, visit a coastal fixture at Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse, and then get impressive views of Cova - Krater.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santo Antao trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Mindelo to Santo Antao takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Santo Antao are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Santo Antao

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

2
nights
Mindelo, Sao Vicente

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Bronzestatue Diogo Alfonso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Art D’Cretcheu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Laginha.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mindelo attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Santo Antao to Mindelo takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Praia da Laginha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha
Art D’Cretcheu ©
Art D’Cretcheu