12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

12 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Boa Vista
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Praia, Santiago
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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
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Ilha do Sal
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Boa Vista — 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Mónica, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Santa Maria, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Un click per un Sorriso - The Shop.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boa Vista tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Boa Vista is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Cape Verde Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Boa Vista: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Praia.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Praia, Santiago — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Farol de D. Maria Pia, get a new perspective on things with Atlanticus Diving - Santiago Cabo Verde, then enjoy the sand and surf at Quebra Canela Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico de Antonia. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Pelourinho, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, then examine the collection at Archeology Museum of Praia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sala-Museu Amilcar Cabral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Praia trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Boa Vista to Praia in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cha das Caldeiras.
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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Pico Do Fogo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cha das Caldeiras trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Praia to Cha das Caldeiras by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ilha do Sal.
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Ilha do Sal — 6 nights

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Ilha do Sal is known for beaches, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria, discover the deep blue sea with Eco Dive School Cabo Verde, surround yourself with nature on Sealife Experience Turtle Watching, and make a trip to Salinas de Pedra de Lume.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ilha do Sal trip planner.

You can fly from Cha das Caldeiras to Ilha do Sal in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Tue).
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Cape Verde travel guide

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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.
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