16 days in Sardinia Itinerary

16 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia travel planner

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San Teodoro
— 4 nights
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Alghero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
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Arbus
— 3 nights
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Cagliari
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello della Fava and Porto Taverna Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Grotta di Ispinigoli and Spiaggia di Capo Comino. Get out of town with these interesting San Teodoro side-trips: Spiaggia di Su Barone (in Orosei) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Golfo Aranci). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, admire the masterpieces at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, and make a trip to Spiaggia di Posada.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip itinerary planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to San Teodoro is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Saccargia and Nuraghe Santu Antine. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Pelosa Beach. Go for a jaunt from Alghero to Sassari to see Porto Ferro about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, head outdoors with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Delle Bombarde.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alghero vacation planner.

You can drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Alghero are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina and Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis. Relax by the water at I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Sa Mesa Longa. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabras: S'Archittu (in Cuglieri) and Nuraghe Losa (in Abbasanta). There's lots more to do: cruise along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Sant'Efisio Martire, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, and contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabras trip builder.

Getting from Alghero to Cabras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Cabras, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arbus.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arbus

— 3 nights
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Carbone and Museo del Coltello Sardo. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Scivu and Cala Domestica. Venture out of the city with trips to Fluminimaggiore (Portixeddu & Grotte di Su Mannau), Centro Ippico Meurreddus a Cuaddu (in San Giovanni Suergiu) and Iglesias (Il Belvedere di Nebida & Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arbus trip app.

You can drive from Cabras to Arbus in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Arbus, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Arbus

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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 9th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia di Solanas, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, and then examine the collection at Cittadella dei Musei. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Efisio, steep yourself in history at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cagliari trip planner.

You can drive from Arbus to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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.