12 days in Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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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 19th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, then explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip tool.

Nashville, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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 26th (Mon), stroll through Ranch Paky Barroso, then get outside with Sella del Diavolo, and then wander the streets of Marina. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Sa Mola de Su Notariu - Museo dell'Olio, then stroll through Saline Conti Vecchi, and then wander the streets of Stampace.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cagliari travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Cagliari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Cagliari. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 28th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then soothe aching muscles at Be Well.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alghero route planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Alghero by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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.