17 days in Sardinia Itinerary

17 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia tour planner

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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Cagliari
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Villasimius
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orosei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 5 nights
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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Villasimius

— 3 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia di Kal' e Moru and Simius Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia Cala San Stefano and Torre di Porto Giunco.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Villasimius travel route planning app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Villasimius is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, train, ferry, and bus. In July, Villasimius is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baunei

— 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. On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Piscine di Venere, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Fico, then kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, and finally delve into the mystery of Maschera di Pietra. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo, explore the striking landscape at Monolite di Pedra Longa, then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Baunei route planning app.

You can drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Baunei are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orosei.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 11th (Sat): stroll through Marina di Orosei and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Liberotto, then stroll through Osalla Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Nuraghe di Osalla.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orosei travel route site.

Drive from Baunei to Orosei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Orosei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Cabras

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Spiaggia Mari Ermi and Capo San Marco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maimoni Beach and Spiaggia dell'Arco. Explore Cabras' surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Masua (in Iglesias) and Beach & Sea (in Torre dei Corsari). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Is Arutas, stroll through Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and examine the collection at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabras trip planner.

Drive from Orosei to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Alghero

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Spiaggia di Balai and Naracu Nieddu Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at spiaggia di Porto Ferro and Butterfly House Sardegna. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Spiaggia Lu Litarroni (in Aglientu), Parrocchia Nativita della Beata Vergine Maria (in Luogosanto) and Isola Rossa (Aquafantasy & Spiaggia Lunga). Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele, kick back and relax at La Pelosa Beach, stroll through Spiaggia Cala Sarraina, and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alghero trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
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.