19 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

19 days in Cape Verde Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dakar
Fly:  2 h
1
Ilha do Sal
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Tarrafal, Santiago
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Praia, Santiago
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Dakar

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sealife Experience Turtle Watching, Cabo Verde Diving and Beauty Plaza Spa & Wellness. You'll discover tucked-away gems like C-Riders and Wavemafia Cabo Verde. Take a break from the city and head to Pedra de Lume Beach and Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Maria, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores, contemplate the waterfront views at Buracona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lady Compassion Chapel.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal vacation planner.

Dakar, Senegal to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 2- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dakar to Ilha do Sal. In May in Ilha do Sal, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tarrafal.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia de Santa Maria ©
Praia de Santa Maria
Sealife Experience Turtle Watching ©
Sealife Experience Turtle Watching
Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach

3
nights
Tarrafal, Santiago

Tarrafal ©
Tarrafal is a town in the northern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tarrafal camp and Museum de Tabanka. Step off the beaten path and head to Serra de Malagueta and Igreja do Nazareno de Assomada. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tarrafal Beach and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Amaro Abade Church.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ilha do Sal to Tarrafal takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Praia.

Things to do in Tarrafal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Assomada, Serra de Malagueta, Tarrafal camp
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Tarrafal camp ©
Tarrafal camp
Serra de Malagueta ©
Serra de Malagueta
Tarrafal Beach ©
Tarrafal Beach

7
nights
Praia, Santiago

Praia ©
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
Get in touch with nature at Prainha Beach and Pico de Antonia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Se Catedral. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande, make a trip to Avenida 5 de Julho, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, and visit a coastal fixture at Farol de D. Maria Pia.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Praia vacation builder website.

Getting from Tarrafal to Praia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Praia are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Praia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cidade Velha, Pico de Antonia
Highlights from your plan
Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Se Catedral ©
Se Catedral

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