19 days in Sardinia Itinerary

19 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia itinerary planner

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Alghero
— 4 nights
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Cabras
— 5 nights
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Arbus
— 4 nights
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Cagliari
— 4 nights
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Alghero

— 4 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 outdoors at Porto Ferro and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Spiaggia di Balai and Spiaggia Delle Bombarde for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Basilica di Saccargia (in Codrongianos), Cattedrale di San Nicola (in Sassari) and Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Altare Monte d'Accoddi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense, make a trip to Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and head outdoors with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Alghero road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Alghero is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Alghero. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Alghero: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cabras

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Area archeologica di Tharros and Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabras: Chiesa San Pietro di Zuri (in Oristano), Nuraghe Losa (in Abbasanta) and Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina (in Paulilatino Oristano). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mari Ermi, kick back and relax at Sa Mesa Longa, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cabras travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Cabras, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arbus.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arbus

— 4 nights
Il Belvedere di Nebida and Museo del Carbone are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Tempio di Antas and Portixeddu are in your itinerary. Explore Arbus' surroundings by going to Buggerru (Cala Domestica & Spiaggia di San Nicolo'), Grotte di Su Mannau (in Fluminimaggiore) and Centro Ippico Meurreddus a Cuaddu (in San Giovanni Suergiu).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arbus trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Cabras to Arbus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Arbus

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca and Spiaggia di Piscadeddus. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria and Spiaggia di Solanas. Change things up with a short trip to Spiaggia Porto Pino in Sant'Anna Arresi (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at San Benedetto market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urpinu, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.