8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Cagliari
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Cagliari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villasimius
Drive
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Baunei
Drive
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San Teodoro
— 1 night
Drive
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Olbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Palau
— 1 day
Drive
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Sassari
— 1 night
Drive
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Alghero
Drive
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Bosa
— 1 night
Drive
10
Ghilarza
Drive
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Cabras
— 1 night
Drive
12
Carbonia
Drive
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Cagliari
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Tuerredda. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Tuerredda and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari online visit planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cagliari is an approximately 7-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in July: high temperatures in Cagliari hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villasimius

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Spiaggia del Giunco o Notteri and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Giunco.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Villasimius vacation builder app.

Getting from Cagliari to Villasimius by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Villasimius, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Baunei

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. Spiaggia di Cea has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Rocce rosse, kick back and relax at Lido di Orri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baunei sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Baunei, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Teodoro

— 1 night
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Olbia.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Olbia

— 1 night
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia Delle Vacche as well as Spiaggia del Grande Pevero. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Costa Corallina Beach, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Delle Vacche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Istana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Bianca, and finally make a trip to Spiaggia di Rena Bianca.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Olbia trip planner.

Olbia is just a stone's throw from San Teodoro. July in Olbia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Palau.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palau

— 1 day
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palau trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Olbia to Palau in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sassari.

Things to do in Palau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sassari

— 1 night
Sassari is an Italian city and the second-largest of Sardinia in terms of population with 127,525 inhabitants, and a Functional Urban Area of about 222,000 inhabitants. To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Sassari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palau to Sassari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Sassari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alghero.

Things to do in Sassari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Alghero

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Pelosa Beach. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Pelosa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip planner.

Getting from Sassari to Alghero by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Alghero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bosa.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bosa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Centro Storico Bosa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bosa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alghero to Bosa by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ghilarza.

Things to do in Bosa

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Ghilarza

Ghilarza is a comune in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 100km north of Cagliari and about 30km northeast of Oristano.Antonio Gramsci, political philosopher and founder of the Italian Communist Party, lived with his family in Ghilarza from about 1897 to 1908.The town's sights include the 13th century Romanesque church of San Palmerio, in white-black trachite, and the 15th century Aragonese Tower. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Parco di San Leonardo di Siete Fuentes, explore the ancient world of Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, then don't miss a visit to Terme Romane di Fordongianus, then explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Losa, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo di Antonio Gramsci.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghilarza trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bosa to Ghilarza by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Ghilarza

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cabras

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cabras journey planner.

Getting from Ghilarza to Cabras by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Cabras are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carbonia.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Carbonia

Your day by day itinerary now includes Spiaggia di Masua. On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Masua and then get great views at Porto Flavia.

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

Traveling by car from Cabras to Carbonia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Carbonia sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Carbonia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cagliari

City of Sun

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carbonia to Cagliari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.