13 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

13 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde trip planner

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Fly to Sal Island, Taxi to Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 6 nights
Taxi to Sal Island, Fly to Sao Filipe
Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
— 1 night
Tarrafal, Santiago
— 1 night
Boa Vista
— 4 nights


Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal

— 6 nights
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. Go for a jaunt from Santa Maria to Ilha do Sal to see Buracona about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Salinas de Pedra de Lume, kick back and relax at Pedra de Lume Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra, and get outside with Wavemafia Cabo Verde.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Maria trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Santa Maria is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Santa Maria. Traveling from Brussels in April, things will get warmer in Santa Maria: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cha das Caldeiras.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Pico Do Fogo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cha das Caldeiras trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Santa Maria to Cha das Caldeiras takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tarrafal.

Things to do in Cha das Caldeiras

Nature · Parks
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Tarrafal, Santiago

— 1 night
Tarrafal is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Malagueta and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarrafal Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarrafal planner.

Traveling by flight from Cha das Caldeiras to Tarrafal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Tarrafal can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Tarrafal

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Boa Vista

— 4 nights

Island of the Dunes

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 is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Mónica, look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, admire nature's extreme beauty at Deserto de Viana, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Curralinho.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boa Vista day trip planning site.

You can fly from Tarrafal to Boa Vista in 4 hours. Traveling from Tarrafal in April, expect nights in Boa Vista to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Boa Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Cape Verde travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Scuba & Snorkeling
The main islands of Cape Verde each offer something different, both in terms of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves, the locals mainly speak Creole and blend influences from Europe and Africa in their cuisine, music, and architecture. The largely unspoiled natural landscape includes mountain peaks, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, and wildflower-filled valleys. With the country experiencing a dry tropical climate, holidays in Cape Verde lend themselves to a range outdoor sports and activities, including windsurfing and lazing on a beach, hill walking, and diving.