6 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

6 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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6 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Boa Vista
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Praia, Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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 8th (Wed): stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, then see Off-Road Tours, and then kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Mónica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boa Vista visit planning app .

London, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Cape Verde Time (CVT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Boa Vista is much hotter than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Off-Road Tours
Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop ©

2
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Rue Banana, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, and then make a trip to Farol de D. Maria Pia. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pelourinho, get to know the fascinating history of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, and then examine the collection at Archeology Museum of Praia.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Praia takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cidade Velha
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Fortaleza Real de San Felipe ©
Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
Rue Banana ©
Rue Banana

2
nights
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the galleries of Visoes Africanas, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, make a trip to Salinas de Pedra de Lume and then stroll through Praia de Santa Maria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria trip planner .

Getting from Praia to Santa Maria by flight takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Salinas de Pedra de Lume
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Horseback Riding Tours

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