8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia trip planner

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Cagliari
— 1 night
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Cabras
— 1 night
Drive
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Dorgali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa Gallura
— 2 nights
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Cagliari

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di S. Ignazio da Laconi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poetto, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Elefante, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari trip planning app.

Brindisi to Cagliari is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, then take a memorable drive along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, then steep yourself in history at Area archeologica di Tharros, and finally explore the ancient world of Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina.

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Getting from Cagliari to Cabras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cabras are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dorgali.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Dorgali

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Monte Ortobene and Murals of Orgosolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dorgali: Tortoli (Luciano e Rosetta pasta fresca e dolci sardi & Lido di Orri), Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica (in Orosei) and Torre di Barì (in Bari Sardo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca, look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgenti Su Gologone, admire the masterpieces at Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee, and head outdoors with Prima Sardegna.

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Traveling by car from Cabras to Dorgali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Fri), get a taste of local nightlife at Cantina Li Duni, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Marinedda, then make a trip to spiaggia di Li Cossi, and finally cruise along Costa Paradiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Teresa Gallura vacation builder site.

You can drive from Dorgali to Santa Teresa Gallura in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · 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.