12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h
1
Boa Vista
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Praia, Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Ilha do Sal
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Manchester

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.
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cabo Santa Maria. On your second day here, get outside with Submarine Center Lda and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Mónica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boa Vista online trip maker .

Manchester, UK to Boa Vista is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Boa Vista, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Boa Vista to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Praia.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spiaggia Di Curralinho ©
Spiaggia Di Curralinho
Cabo Santa Maria ©
Cabo Santa Maria
Praia de Chaves ©
Praia de Chaves

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pelourinho, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Banana, then kick back and relax at Quebra Canela Beach, and finally stroll around Praca Alexandre Albuquerque.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Praia sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Praia takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Praia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mindelo.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cidade Velha
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Rue Banana ©
Rue Banana
Quebra Canela Beach ©
Quebra Canela Beach
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia da Laginha, then take in the exciting artwork at Art D’Cretcheu, then stop by Capvertdesign+Artesanato, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado de Peixe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Praia de Bote and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sao Pedro Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mindelo trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Praia to Mindelo in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Mindelo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Vicente, Sao Pedro Beach
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Praia da Laginha ©
Praia da Laginha
Sao Pedro Beach ©
Sao Pedro Beach
Mercado de Peixe ©
Mercado de Peixe

6
nights
Ilha do Sal

Ilha do Sal ©
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Step out of the city life by going to Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery and C-Riders. Step off the beaten path and head to Djunta Mo Art and Eliseu. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra de Lume Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nazarene Church, look for gifts at L'Alambic Cabo Verde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lady Compassion Chapel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ilha do Sal day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mindelo to Ilha do Sal takes an hour. In December in Ilha do Sal, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach
Ponta Preta ©
Ponta Preta
Djunta Mo Art ©
Djunta Mo Art

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