12 days in Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, then delve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and finally steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Thessaloniki is 8 hours. In March in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Cagliari.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Cagliari, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Mon), explore by horseback at Ranch Paky Barroso, get outside with Sella del Diavolo, and then visit Marina. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sa Mola de Su Notariu - Museo dell'Olio, stroll through Saline Conti Vecchi, and then wander the streets of Stampace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cagliari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Athens to Cagliari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Cagliari due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cagliari when traveling from Athens in April, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alghero, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then relax and rejuvenate at Be Well.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
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.