23 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

23 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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23 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  17​h
1
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Assomada, Santiago
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
7
Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau, Sao Nicolau
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Spiaggia Di Curralinho, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, then look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Santa Maria, then get your game on at Boa Vista Karting, then stroll through Praia de Chaves, and finally get outside with Submarine Center Lda.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boa Vista online trip itinerary builder .

Valletta, Malta to Boa Vista is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Valletta to Boa Vista, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Valletta in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boa Vista: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Praia de Chaves ©
Praia de Chaves
Deserto de Viana ©
Deserto de Viana

3
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Praia is known for historic sites, beaches, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, kick back and relax at Quebra Canela Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Farol de D. Maria Pia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Praia trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Praia takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Praia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Cidade Velha
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Fortaleza Real de San Felipe ©
Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
Farol de D. Maria Pia ©
Farol de D. Maria Pia

1
night
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get impressive views of Pico Do Fogo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cha das Caldeiras tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Assomada.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Nature Parks
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Pico Do Fogo ©
Pico Do Fogo

1
night
Assomada, Santiago

Assomada ©
Assomada is a city on the Sotavento island of Santiago in Cape Verde. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Assomada trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cha das Caldeiras to Assomada in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Assomada

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Serra de Malagueta
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Serra de Malagueta ©
Serra de Malagueta
Museum de Tabanka ©
Museum de Tabanka
Assomada Market ©
Assomada Market

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paul Tal (in Santo Antao) and Cova - Krater (in Ribeira Grande). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Verde, kick back and relax at Praia da Laginha, stroll through Sao Pedro Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mindelo online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Assomada to Mindelo in 2 hours. July in Mindelo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Mindelo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santo Antao, Praia da Laginha, Sao Pedro Beach
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Cova - Krater ©
Cova - Krater
Paul Tal ©
Paul Tal
Monte Verde ©
Monte Verde

7
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. Santa Maria is known for beaches, wildlife, adventure, parks, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get outside with Shark Bay, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Mindelo to Santa Maria takes 1.5 hours. July in Santa Maria sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ilha do Sal, Pedra de Lume, Ponta Preta
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Salinas de Pedra de Lume ©
Salinas de Pedra de Lume
Buracona ©
Buracona
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria

1
night
Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau, Sao Nicolau

Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau ©
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Carbeirinho, take in the pleasant sights at Baixo Rocha Beach, and then stroll through Parque Natural do Monte Gordo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau journey planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Santa Maria to Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Natural do Monte Gordo
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Parque Natural do Monte Gordo ©
Parque Natural do Monte Gordo

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