23 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

23 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
2
Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
3
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 night
4
Assomada, Santiago
— 1 night
5
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 5 nights
6
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 7 nights
7
Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau, Sao Nicolau
— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, thenkick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica, thenstop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, and finally explore the fascinating landscape 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, get your game on at Boa Vista Karting, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Chaves, and finally head outdoors with Submarine Center Lda.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista driving holiday tool.

Valletta, Malta to Boa Vista is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Valletta to Boa Vista due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Valletta in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boa Vista: temperatures range from °C by day to °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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, make a trip to Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, hunt for treasures at Mercado de Sucupira, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Sao Francisco.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Praia tour builder site.

Getting from Boa Vista to Praia by taxi takes about 3 hours. July in Praia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to 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
Rue Banana ©
Rue Banana
Farol de D. Maria Pia ©
Farol de D. Maria Pia

1
night
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras ©
Chã das Caldeiras is a small community of approximately 1,000 inhabitants within the crater of the volcanic Pico do Fogo on the island of Fogo, one of nine inhabited islands comprising Cape Verde and a volcanic plateau being the largest in Cape Verde, it is at the foot of the rim mountain of Bordeira. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico Do Fogo.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cha das Caldeiras road trip website.

Traveling by taxi from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Assomada.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Parks Nature
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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 ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Assomada trip builder website.

Traveling by taxi from Cha das Caldeiras to Assomada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Assomada can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Assomada

Parks Nature Shopping

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.
Explore Mindelo's surroundings by going to Cova - Krater (in Ribeira Grande) and Paul Tal (in Santo Antao). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Laginha, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Verde, hunt for treasures at Mercado municipal mindelo, sao vicente, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mindelo road trip website.

You can fly from Assomada to Mindelo in 3.5 hours. July in Mindelo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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
Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha
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. Step out of Santa Maria with an excursion to Buracona in Ilha do Sal--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria, admire the natural beauty at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, head outdoors with Shark Bay, and look for gifts at Djunta Mo Art.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mindelo to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.

Plan my Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Santa Maria to Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and car. July in Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tarrafal de Sao Nicolau

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

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