15 days in Sardinia, Corsica & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Sardinia, Corsica & Marseille Itinerary

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Alghero, Italy
— 1 night
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Cabras, Italy
— 1 night
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Villasimius, Italy
— 2 nights
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Baunei, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dorgali, Italy
— 1 night
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Arzachena, Italy
— 1 night
Taxi to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Ferry to Bonifacio
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Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Alghero, Italy

— 1 night

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 9th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Capo Caccia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, then get outside with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Alghero is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Alghero. In July, Alghero is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 88°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Cabras, Italy

— 1 night
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 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maimoni Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Is Arutas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu.

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Drive from Alghero to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Cabras sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villasimius, Italy

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Spiaggia del Giunco o Notteri, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Campulongu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Simius Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Piscina Rei, stroll through Cala Sinzias, then kick back and relax at Cala Pira, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Villasimius route planner.

Getting from Cabras to Villasimius by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Villasimius are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Baunei, Italy

— 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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Diving Cala Mariolu, Head underground at Grotta del Fico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu, and finally kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Torre di Barì, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Baunei day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Villasimius to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dorgali.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dorgali, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): Head underground at Grotta di Ispinigoli, see the interesting displays at Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Cartoe, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Bue Marino, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Fuili Beach.

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Traveling by car from Baunei to Dorgali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Arzachena, Italy

— 1 night
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di Rena Bianca, kick back and relax at Capriccioli, and then stroll through Spiaggia del Grande Pevero.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arzachena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dorgali to Arzachena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio, France

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi, kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at La Tonnara Beach, then stroll through Plage De Roccapina, and finally hike along Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bonifacio day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Arzachena to Bonifacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Bonifacio can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colorado Provencal and Trolib. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & La Calanque de Figuerolles), Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo (in Roussillon) and Canoe Evasion (in Fontaine de Vaucluse). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille online route maker.

You can fly from Bonifacio to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.

Corsica travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.