8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Fly
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Alghero
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Villasimius
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 1 night
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Alghero

— 1 night

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 18th (Sun): push the limits with Biking Sardinia and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Nicola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia, then steep yourself in history at Nuraghe Santu Antine, and finally Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alghero trip builder website.

Budapest, Hungary to Alghero is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: high temperatures in Alghero hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Cabras

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as S'Archittu and Nuraghe Losa. Get outdoors at Spiaggia Mari Ermi and Maimoni Beach. Explore Cabras' surroundings by going to Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina (in Paulilatino Oristano) and Cascata di Sos Molinos (in Santu Lussurgiu). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, kick back and relax at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, steep yourself in history at Area archeologica di Tharros, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvatore.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cabras trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Cabras in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Villasimius

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sinzias, stroll through Cala Pira, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Solanas. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cava Usai, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Villasimius route planner.

Traveling by car from Cabras to Villasimius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urpinu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Caterina, and finally explore by horseback at Ranch Paky Barroso.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari road trip app.

You can drive from Villasimius to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
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.