54 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Alghero
— 10 nights
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Arzachena
— 10 nights
Bus to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena
— 6 nights
Ferry to Palau, Bus to Dorgali
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Dorgali
— 5 nights
Drive
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Villasimius
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 14 nights
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Alghero — 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Stintino (Off-Road Tours & La Pelosa Beach), Tinnura (in Nuoro) and Bosa (Chiesa di San Pietro, Centro Storico, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Delle Bombarde.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Alghero trip itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Alghero is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in June: highs in Alghero hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arzachena.
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Arzachena — 10 nights

Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Arzachena side-trips: Santa Teresa Gallura (Sito archeologico Lu Brandali & Capo Testa), San Teodoro (Puntaldia Golf Club, Spiaggia La Cinta, &more) and Valle della Luna (in Capo Testa). And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe la Prisgiona, look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, and kick back and relax at Capriccioli.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Arzachena online route planner.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Arzachena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to La Maddalena.
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La Maddalena — 6 nights

Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Maddalena sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Arzachena to La Maddalena in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dorgali.
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Dorgali — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dorgali: Baunei (Cala Mariolu & Cala Goloritzè), Casa Natale Beata Antonia Mesina (in Orgosolo) and Let's BIKE Sardinia (in Sos Alinos). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Bluforia Diving Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgenti Su Gologone, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Ortobene, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dorgali day trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to Dorgali takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Villasimius.
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Villasimius — 8 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Villasimius: Apicoltura Bellosi (in San Priamo), Tomba dei Giganti di Is Concias (in Quartucciu) and Jerzu (Vitivinicola Antichi Poderi Jerzu & Cantina Sa Pruna).

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Traveling by car from Dorgali to Villasimius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Villasimius are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cagliari.
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Cagliari — 14 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Iglesias (Cimitero Monumentale di Iglesias, Il Belvedere di Nebida, &more), Barumini (Casa Zapata Museum & Su Nuraxi) and Laconi (Parco Aymerich & Associazione Culturale De Lacon - Visite Guidate). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Comunale "Ferruccio Barreca".

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cagliari trip maker website.

Drive from Villasimius to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Cagliari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Sardinia travel guide

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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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