12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Villasimius
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 2 nights
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Villasimius

— 4 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Timi Ama Beach and Colline del Vento. You'll get in some beach time at Porto Giunco and Spiaggia di Punta Molentis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villasimius: Spiaggia di Santa Giusta (in Castiadas) and Spiaggia Piscina Rei (in Muravera).

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

Budapest, Hungary to Villasimius is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Budapest in July, things will get a bit warmer in Villasimius: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Baunei

— 2 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. On the 2nd (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Marina Marina di Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Dell'assunta DI Santa Maria Navarrese, then enjoy the sand and surf at San Giovanni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda, and finally explore the ancient world of Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the mystery of Maschera di Pietra, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo, then kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, and finally kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Villasimius in August: highs in Baunei hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis and Chiesa di San Salvatore. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di Is Arutas and Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. Step out of Cabras to go to San Giovanni di Sinis and see Capo San Marco, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maimoni Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Su Tingiosu, get outside with Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Stagno.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabras road trip planning site.

Drive from Baunei to Cabras in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baunei in August since evenings lows in Cabras dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alghero

— 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia di Balai and Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa di San Francesco and Altare Monte d'Accoddi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Porto Torres (Necropoli di Atrio Metropoli & Basilica San Gavino). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Summer Dream, delve into the distant past at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, and stroll through Spiaggia Mugoni.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.