18 days in Genoa & Sardinia Itinerary

18 days in Genoa & Sardinia Itinerary

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Drive
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Genoa
— 1 night
Ferry to Olbia, Taxi to Santa Teresa Gallura
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Santa Teresa Gallura
— 3 nights
Drive
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Iglesias
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 4 nights
Fly
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Fly to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Drive to Oliena
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Oliena
— 3 nights
Drive to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo San Giorgio, explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally explore the galleries of D'Albertis Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Genoa is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in Genoa reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums

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Santa Teresa Gallura

Discover out-of-the-way places like Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali and Spiaggia Baia Santa Reparata. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Rena di Ponente and Capo Testa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Teresa Gallura: Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense (in Castelsardo), La Fortezza di Monte Altura (in Palau) and Cantina Ligios (in La Muddizza).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Teresa Gallura itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Genoa to Santa Teresa Gallura takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Iglesias.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Iglesias

Parco Archeologico di Monte Sirai and Museo Diocesano di Iglesias will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Sandalo and Spiaggia di Cala Fico. Get out of town with these interesting Iglesias side-trips: Cattedrale di Santa Maria di Monserrato (in Tratalias) and Necropoli di Montessu (in Villaperuccio). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Acquafredda, take some stellar pictures from Porto Flavia, Head underground at Grotta di Santa Barbara, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Iglesias.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Iglesias day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Teresa Gallura to Iglesias takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Iglesias

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Cabras

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 Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre and Nuraghe Su Mulinu. Discover out-of-the-way places like I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabras: Chiesa di Santa Giusta (in Santa Giusta), Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo (in Gesturi) and Su Nuraxi (in Barumini). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvatore, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Camping Is Aruttas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cabras online holiday planner.

Drive from Iglesias to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cabras are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Genoa

Explore hidden gems such as Faro di Portofino and Basilica dei Fieschi. Get some cultural insight at Santuario della Madonna della Guardia and Miniera di Gambatesa. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Castello Brown (in Portofino) and Basilica di Santo Stefano (in Lavagna). Explore Genoa further: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Siro, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, and get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip site.

You can fly from Cabras to Genoa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Cabras in September, plan for slightly colder days in Genoa, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oliena.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

3
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Oliena

Oliena is a commune in the province of Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.HistoryBelonging to the Giudicato of Torres, Oliena was one of the curatorie of Posada. Your day by day itinerary now includes Villaggio Nuragico di Tiscali. On the 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Multimediale del Canto a Tenore, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Civilta Pastorale e Contadina, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nivola, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museo MATer, and finally delve into the distant past at Villaggio Nuragico di Tiscali. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Nuoro, explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Loelle, then see the interesting displays at CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicola.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oliena trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Genoa to Oliena with the Route module. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oliena

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.