30 days in Sardinia & Greece Itinerary

30 days in Sardinia & Greece Itinerary

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Cagliari, Italy
— 5 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Cagliari, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pula (Chiesa di Sant'Efisio & Area Archeologica di Nora), Iglesias (Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie, Consorzio Del Parco Geominerario Storico, &more) and Parco della Giara Tuili (in Tuili). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Ranch Paky Barroso, walk around Parco Terramaini, make a trip to Chiesa Di Sant Ambrogio E Sant Ignazio, and admire the natural beauty at Giardini Pubblici Cagliari.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Cagliari is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Cagliari reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alghero.
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Alghero, Italy — 3 nights

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Barbarighinu (in Scano di Montiferro), Distillerie Lussurgesi (in Santu Lussurgiu) and Antiche Concerie (in Bosa). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Ponte Romano, relax and rejuvenate at Be Well, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Giulia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 4 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi, approximately Epanomi away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki itinerary planner.

You can fly from Alghero to Thessaloniki in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alghero to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. In September in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Greece — 2 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery, experience rural life at Astrikas Estate Biolea, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the masterpieces at Folklore Museum of Chania, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Chania. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, stroll the grounds of Souda Bay War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, and finally examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Chania Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Greece — 3 nights

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Heraklion (Historical Museum of Crete, Church of Saint Titus, &more) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, admire the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, and make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon online trip builder.

Drive from Chania Town to Rethymnon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, indulge your senses at Safowi, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 6 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nauplion Promenade, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and visit Plaka.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Santorini travel guide

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Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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