13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia travel planner

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Fly
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San Teodoro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 4 nights
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San Teodoro

— 2 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Family-friendly places like Spiaggia La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia Isuledda. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, explore by horseback at Maneggio La Cinta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Farfalle - Cala Suaraccia Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Castello della Fava.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Teodoro is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in San Teodoro at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Alghero

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Pelosa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Mugoni and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Basilica di Saccargia (in Codrongianos), Nuraghe Santu Antine (in Torralba) and Porto Torres (Basilica San Gavino & Necropoli di Atrio Metropoli). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, steep yourself in history at Altare Monte d'Accoddi, don't miss a visit to Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and delve into the distant past at Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alghero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Alghero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Alghero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cabras

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, look for all kinds of wild species at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, cruise along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, then steep yourself in history at Area archeologica di Tharros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia di Is Arutas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sa Mesa Longa, then steep yourself in history at S'Archittu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di San Giovanni di Sinis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cabras trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Poetto and Porto Giunco. Family-friendly places like Spiaggia di Punta Molentis and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Mari Pintau (in Quartu Sant'Elena), Spiaggia di Tuerredda (in Teulada) and Su Giudeo (in Domus de Maria). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Nora, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Collegiata Sant'Anna Cagliari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria, and contemplate the long history of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria.

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Drive from Cabras to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Cagliari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · 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.