15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia attractions planner

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Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palau
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orosei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villasimius
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
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Alghero
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lido San Giovanni, take in the pleasant sights at Centro storico, and then glide peacefully along the water with Ocean Tribe Watersport Alghero. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alghero trip itinerary builder tool.

Munich, Germany to Alghero is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in August: high temperatures in Alghero hover around 37°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Palau.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Palau

— 2 nights
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell'Isolotto. On the next day, stroll through Costa Serena, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Porto Mannu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Sciumara - Rada di Mezzo Schifo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Longonsardo.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palau trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Palau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orosei.

Things to do in Palau

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orosei

— 2 nights
Orosei is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140km northeast of Cagliari and about 30km east of Nuoro. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora del Rimedio, then take some stellar pictures from Nuraghe di Osalla, and then explore the ancient world of Complesso Nuragico Janna 'e Pruna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Prima Sardegna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Osalla Beach, and then examine the collection at Museo Etnografico 'Sa Domo 'e Sos Marras'.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orosei trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Palau to Orosei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Orosei

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Villasimius

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Is Traias.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Villasimius itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orosei to Villasimius in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Cagliari

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Quartiere Villanova, explore by horseback at Ranch Paky Barroso, then kick back and relax at Poetto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Bartolomeo. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Sepolcro, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Antonio Abate Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cagliari journey planner.

You can drive from Villasimius to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cagliari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll set off for Cabras on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Area archeologica di Tharros and Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis and Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge di San Giovanni di Sinis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, enjoy the sand and surf at Funtana Meiga Beach, and take a memorable tour with Sinis Yachting - Day Trips.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cabras trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cagliari to Cabras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alghero

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

On the 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at La Baia Dei Venti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cabras to Alghero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.