11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Arzachena
— 3 nights
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Alghero
— 1 night
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Cabras
— 1 night
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Cagliari
— 1 night
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Aglientu
— 1 night
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Arzachena

— 3 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Lorenzo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Celvia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris, then take an in-depth tour of La Fortezza di Monte Altura, and finally learn about winemaking at Tenute Olbios.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arzachena sightseeing app.

Washington DC, USA to Arzachena is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alghero

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Altare Monte d'Accoddi, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Gavino, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Giovanni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through La Baia Dei Venti, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Arzachena to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Cabras

— 1 night
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
On the 13th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Ci.M.A. Civico Museo Allai, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo di Antonio Gramsci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Bonacattu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Neve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Giusta. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta, learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Contini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Su Tingiosu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvatore.

Before you visit Cabras, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Alghero to Cabras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Cabras sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 1 night

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo delle Cere Anatomiche.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cagliari online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cabras to Cagliari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Cagliari sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Aglientu.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aglientu

— 1 night
Aglientu is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 210km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Olbia.Aglientu borders the following municipalities: Aggius, Luogosanto, Santa Teresa Gallura, Tempio Pausania, Trinità d'Agultu e Vignola.In 2005 hosted the Kitesurf World Cup; it is home to the Festa del Turista ("Tourist's Feast"). Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Torre Vignola e Chiesetta di San Silverio, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pischina, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Mud'A' - Aglientu.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aglientu trip builder tool.

You can drive from Cagliari to Aglientu in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aglientu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.