8 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

8 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  24​h
1
Boa Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Ilha do Sal
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Praia, Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get your game on at Boa Vista Karting, kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Santa Maria, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Curralinho.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boa Vista trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Boa Vista is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Boa Vista is 4 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Boa Vista: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

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

3
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.
Visit Nazarene Church and Lady Compassion Chapel for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like C-Riders and Eliseu. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at L'Alambic Cabo Verde, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra de Lume Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Maria.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Ilha do Sal in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Praia.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach
Ponta Preta ©
Ponta Preta
Nazarene Church ©
Nazarene Church

1
night
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Se Catedral, get to know the fascinating history of Rue Banana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, and finally steep yourself in history at Pelourinho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Sao Francisco, take some stellar pictures from Monumento de Diogo Gomes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora da Graca, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenida 5 de Julho.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Praia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ilha do Sal to Praia takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Praia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cidade Velha
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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Rue Banana ©
Rue Banana
Pelourinho ©
Pelourinho

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