11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia itinerary planner

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Alghero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arzachena
— 4 nights
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Alghero

— 3 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Gavino and Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. Relax by the water at La Pelosa Beach and Spiaggia Mugoni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: spiaggia di Porto Ferro (in Sassari), Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense (in Castelsardo) and Spiaggia di Balai (in Porto Torres). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, explore the ancient world of Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alghero Aquarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip planning tool.

Milan to Alghero is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cabras

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas and S'Arena Scoada Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Mari Ermi and Spiaggia Su Tingiosu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabras: Portixeddu (in Fluminimaggiore) and Capo San Marco (in San Giovanni di Sinis). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis and do a tasting at Azienda Vinicola Contini.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cabras trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Cabras sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arzachena

— 4 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente and Spiaggia Le Piscine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stella Maris and Vigne Surrau. Get out of town with these interesting Arzachena side-trips: Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo), Spiaggia Testa di Polpo (in La Maddalena) and Spiaggia Sa Capannizza (in Budoni). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Barca Bruciata, visit Paese, look for gifts at La Gallina Matta, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Dottore.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arzachena route planner.

Drive from Cabras to Arzachena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.