9 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Fly to Amílcar Cabral International Airport, Drive to Santa Maria
Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal
— 2 nights
Fly to Sao Vicente, Ferry to Santo Antao
Santo Antao
— 1 night
Ferry to Mindelo - São Vicente, Fly to Praia
Praia, Santiago
— 1 night
Sao Filipe, Fogo
— 1 night
Ferry to Praia, Fly to Boa Vista
Boa Vista
— 3 nights


Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal — 2 nights

Santa Maria is known for beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Maria, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Maria journey planner.

Valencia, Spain to Santa Maria is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Valencia to Santa Maria. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Maria when traveling from Valencia in June, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santo Antao.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Santo Antao — 1 night

Island of the Mountains

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road, then discover the deep blue sea with Green Turtle Diving Center, then get impressive views of Cova - Krater, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fontes Pereira de Melo Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santo Antao online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Santa Maria to Santo Antao in 5 hours. In June in Santo Antao, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Praia.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive
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Praia, Santiago — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Sala-Museu Amilcar Cabral, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, then discover the deep blue sea with Atlanticus Diving - Santiago Cabo Verde, then kick back and relax at Quebra Canela Beach, and finally make a trip to Farol de D. Maria Pia.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Praia online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Santo Antao to Praia takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Sao Filipe.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Sao Filipe, Fogo — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Parque Natural do Fogo.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sao Filipe day trip planning site.

You can fly from Praia to Sao Filipe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boa Vista.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Boa Vista — 3 nights

Island of the Dunes

On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Curralinho, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Mónica, and finally kick back and relax at Praia da Varandinha. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Deserto de Viana, then stroll through Praia de Chaves, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boa Vista road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Sao Filipe to Boa Vista in 7.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Boa Vista are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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.

Fogo travel guide

Volcanos · Wine Tours & Tastings · Churches
Island of the Volcano
The result of violent geologic history, Fogo burst from the sea in series of volcanic eruptions, which created a fertile land and some of the highest peaks in the country. During your vacation in Fogo, you can explore the crater slopes of a stratovolcano, where locals grow coffee and produce their famous wine. Start your tour of Fogo at the island's capital, which possesses quaint cobbled streets, Portuguese architecture and squares, and pastel-colored residential houses made of wood. One of the best ways to explore the entire island is by hooking up with a local guide, getting your walking shoes on, and going on one of the popular hiking tours.