50 days in Sardinia & Heidelberg Itinerary

50 days in Sardinia & Heidelberg Itinerary

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Arzachena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Orosei, Italy
— 3 nights
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Baunei, Italy
— 3 nights
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Castiadas, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barumini, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cabras, Italy
— 2 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights
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— 28 nights
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Arzachena, Italy

— 2 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Get in touch with nature at Capo Testa and Spiaggia del Grande Pevero. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capriccioli and Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Taverna Beach (in Porto San Paolo), Torre di Longonsardo (in Santa Teresa Gallura) and Nuraghe Majori (in Tempio Pausania). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo and enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Istana Beach.

For photos and other tourist information, read Arzachena visit planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Arzachena is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orosei.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orosei, Italy

— 3 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oasi Biderosa and Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica. Kids will enjoy Spiaggia Berchida and Grotta del Bue Marino. When in Orosei, make a side trip to see Cala Fuili Beach in Cala Gonone, approximately Cala Gonone away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Osalla Beach, delve into the distant past at Complesso Nuragico Janna 'e Pruna, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Ispinigoli.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orosei trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Arzachena to Orosei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Orosei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baunei, Italy

— 3 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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia di Cala Luna. Family-friendly places like Cala Goloritzè and Grotta del Fico will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Baunei to Bari Sardo to see Spiaggia di Cea about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cala Biriala and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Orri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baunei online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orosei to Baunei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Castiadas.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Castiadas, Italy

— 2 nights
Castiadas is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35km east of Cagliari. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi, then stroll through Cala Pira, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sinzias. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simius Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Campulongu, and then kick back and relax at Timi Ama Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Castiadas tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Castiadas takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Castiadas when traveling from Baunei in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Barumini.

Things to do in Castiadas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Barumini, Italy

— 4 nights
Visiting Associazione Culturale De Lacon - Visite Guidate and Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Parco della Giara Tuili and Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di San Geminiano (in Samassi), Marate - Museo per l'Arte del Rame e del Tessuto (in Isili) and Nuraghe Arrubiu (in Orroli).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barumini online road trip planner.

Getting from Castiadas to Barumini by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Barumini, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Barumini

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabras, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Losa, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Is Arutas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, then contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros, and finally take a memorable drive along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabras tour planner.

Drive from Barumini to Cabras in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Alghero, Italy

— 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.
Bring the kids along to Capo Caccia and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia Mugoni and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Porto Ferro (in Sassari), Centro Storico Bosa (in Bosa) and Nuraghe Santu Antine (in Torralba). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, delve into the mystery of Parco Archeologico Di Suni Nuraghe Nuraddeo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alghero day trip site.

You can drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cabras in May, plan for slightly colder days in Alghero, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Germany

— 28 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Heidelberg and Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reichsburg Cochem and Eltz Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Karmeliterkirche St. Josef (in Beilstein), Europa-Park (in Rust) and Trier (Kaiserthermen, Konstantinbasilika, &more). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Erlebnispark Tripsdrill. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), contemplate the long history of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, explore the historical opulence of Burg Stahleck, and see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg online trip maker.

You can fly from Alghero to Heidelberg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Alghero in May, expect nights in Heidelberg to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

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.