14 days in Ilha do Sal & Praia Itinerary

14 days in Ilha do Sal & Praia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cape Verde route planner

Make it your trip
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Ilha do Sal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Praia
— 3 nights
Fly to Sal Island, Taxi to Santa Maria
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Santa Maria
— 6 nights
Taxi to Sal Island, Fly to Johannesburg

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Ilha do Sal

— 3 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
You've added Praia de Santa Maria, Kaza d'ARTista, Cabo Verde Republic, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: stop by L'Alambic Cabo Verde, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Jose, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Antonio Manuel Sousa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lady Compassion Chapel.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ilha do Sal day trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Ilha do Sal. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ilha do Sal, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Praia.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Praia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ilheu Bar as well as Suave Lounge. Step out of Praia to go to Tarrafal and see Tarrafal Beach, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, kick back and relax at Quebra Canela Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Banana, and make a trip to Avenida 5 de Julho.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Praia route planning site.

You can fly from Ilha do Sal to Praia in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Praia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Santa Maria

— 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. Santa Maria is known for beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Zebrajet.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria journey website.

Getting from Praia to Santa Maria by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. In March in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
Highlights from your trip

Ilha do Sal travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes. Developed largely thanks to the salt industry boom of the 1800s, today the island thrives as a vacation destination perfectly suited for keen surfers. The town of Santa Maria remains a major reason to take a trip to Ilha do Sal, appealing to travelers with its pastel-colored houses, lovely eateries, and well-equipped beaches.