9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Praia, Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
2
Boa Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ilha do Sal
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Lagos

3
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Visit Fortaleza Real de San Felipe and Pelourinho for their historical value. Relax by the water at Tarrafal Beach and Quebra Canela Beach. Go for a jaunt from Praia to Tarrafal to see Konzentrationslager Colonia Penal de Tarrafal about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue Banana, hunt for treasures at Mercado de Sucupira, enjoy the sea views from Farol de D. Maria Pia, and kick back and relax at Prainha Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Praia day trip planning site .

Lagos, Nigeria to Praia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Cape Verde Time (CVT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in November, you will find days in Praia are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boa Vista.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cidade Velha, Tarrafal camp, Tarrafal Beach
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Farol de D. Maria Pia ©
Farol de D. Maria Pia
Tarrafal Beach ©
Tarrafal Beach
Fortaleza Real de San Felipe ©
Fortaleza Real de San Felipe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia de Chaves, then stroll through Praia de Santa Mónica, then look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boa Vista visit planner.

Getting from Praia to Boa Vista by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Boa Vista can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Boa Vista

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia de Santa Mónica ©
Praia de Santa Mónica
Praia de Chaves ©
Praia de Chaves
Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop ©
Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop

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Ilha do Sal

Ilha do Sal ©
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Djunta Mo Art, don't miss a visit to Casa Manuel Antonio Martins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores, then look for gifts at Perola do Sal, and finally kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria. On your second day here, explore the activities along Buracona - Olho Azul, pause for some serene contemplation at Capela de Sao Jose, and then don't miss a visit to Pedra Lume Salt Crater.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha do Sal travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Boa Vista to Ilha do Sal in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Buracona ©
Buracona
Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores ©
Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores

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