9 days in Sardinia Itinerary

9 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Alghero
— 1 night
Drive
2
Cabras
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Villasimius
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Santa Teresa Gallura
— 2 nights
Bus to Alghero, Fly to Lisbon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele, get outside with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alghero holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Alghero is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Alghero is 1 hour. July in Alghero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Cabras

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros, get outside with Spiaggia Putzu Idu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sa Mesa Longa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and finally examine the collection at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Losa, then delve into the distant past at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, then contemplate the long history of S'Archittu, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cabras online tour planner.

Getting from Alghero to Cabras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Villasimius

— 3 nights
Visit Cala Sinzias and Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Campulongu and Timi Ama Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Villasimius trip builder tool.

You can drive from Cabras to Villasimius in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Naracu Nieddu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Lu Litarroni, and finally explore the ancient world of Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Baia Santa Reparata, and then don't miss a visit to Cala Spinosa.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Teresa Gallura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Villasimius to Santa Teresa Gallura takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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.