15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Drive to Arbus
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Arbus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arzachena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olbia
— 3 nights
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Arbus

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Coltello Sardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Carbone, then get to know the fascinating history of Il Belvedere di Nebida, and then kick back and relax at Cala Domestica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arbus itinerary planning website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Arbus is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. In August, Arbus is a bit warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Arbus

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.
You'll get in some beach time at I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina and Maimoni Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cabras side-trips: Sa Mesa Longa (in San Vero Milis), Nuraghe Losa (in Abbasanta) and S'Archittu (in Cuglieri). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mari Ermi, contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu.

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Traveling by car from Arbus to Cabras takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cabras are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alghero

— 3 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.
Relax by the water at La Pelosa Beach and Porto Ferro. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Saccargia and spiaggia di Porto Ferro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Nuraghe Santu Antine (in Torralba) and Spiaggia di Balai (in Porto Torres). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Delle Bombarde and explore the ancient world of Villaggio Nuragico Palmavera.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alghero trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cabras to Alghero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Alghero sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arzachena

— 3 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Costa Paradiso and Naracu Nieddu Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia La Marinedda and Spiaggia Lu Litarroni. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Barca Bruciata, explore the ancient world of Nuraghe la Prisgiona, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Celvia.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arzachena online journey builder.

You can drive from Alghero to Arzachena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Olbia.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Olbia

— 3 nights
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello della Fava and Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio. Visit Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia di Capo Comino for some beach relaxation. Explore Olbia's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Isuledda (in Macari) and Nuraghe Majori (in Tempio Pausania). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, stroll through Porto Taverna Beach, and don't miss a visit to Costa Corallina Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olbia trip planner.

Olbia is just a short distance from Arzachena. In August in Olbia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.