8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Arzachena
— 2 nights
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Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 3 nights
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Arzachena

— 2 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to San Teodoro (Spiaggia La Cinta & Lu Impostu Beach), Casa del Formaggio - Enoteca La Cantina (in Porto San Paolo) and Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Talmone.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arzachena trip website.

Brussels, Belgium to Arzachena is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Alghero

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pelosa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Capo Caccia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Mugoni, then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alghero day trip planner.

You can drive from Arzachena to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Cagliari

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cagliari: Casa Zapata Museum (in Barumini), Parco della Giara Tuili (in Tuili) and Villasimius (Porto Giunco & Spiaggia di Punta Molentis). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Poetto, get to know the fascinating history of Il Belvedere di Nebida, stroll through Spiaggia di Tuerredda, and don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari road trip website.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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.