12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Boa Vista Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with Boa Vista Tours and then stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Boa Vista Karting.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boa Vista tour planner .

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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Cape Verde Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Boa Vista reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Deserto de Viana ©
Deserto de Viana
Spiaggia Di Curralinho ©
Spiaggia Di Curralinho

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Verde and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, take a stroll around Positivos, stop by Capvertdesign+Artesanato, then kick back and relax at Praia da Laginha, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado municipal mindelo, sao vicente.

Make your Mindelo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Boa Vista to Mindelo in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mindelo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Mindelo

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Praia da Laginha
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha
Monte Verde ©
Monte Verde

1
day
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras ©
Pico Do Fogo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Pico Do Fogo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cha das Caldeiras tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mindelo to Cha das Caldeiras in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pico Do Fogo ©
Pico Do Fogo

6
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, adventure, wildlife, parks, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Maria, make a trip to Funana Casa da Cultura, explore the activities along Buracona, and head outdoors with Shark Bay.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria route builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cha das Caldeiras to Santa Maria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ilha do Sal, Pedra de Lume Beach, Ponta Preta
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Salinas de Pedra de Lume ©
Salinas de Pedra de Lume
Buracona ©
Buracona

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