10 days in Sardinia Itinerary

10 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
La Maddalena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Olbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Alghero
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Newark

2
nights
La Maddalena

La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). When in La Maddalena, make a side trip to see Speed Boats Tours in Palau, approximately Palau away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena, head off the coast to Isola di Spargi, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Testa di Polpo, and don't miss a visit to Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read La Maddalena route builder tool.

Newark, USA to La Maddalena is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to La Maddalena, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olbia.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena ©
Isola di Spargi ©
Isola di Spargi

2
nights
Olbia

Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. On the 27th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, and then don't miss a visit to Costa Corallina Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, then examine the collection at Museo etnografico Galluras , and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Olbia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Maddalena to Olbia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Olbia

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Museo etnografico Galluras , Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo etnografico Galluras ©
Museo etnografico Galluras

2
nights
Baunei

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. On the 29th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baunei trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Olbia to Baunei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baunei when traveling from Olbia in August, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani

2
nights
Alghero

Alghero ©
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 31st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Lazzaretto, then take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pelosa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary website.

Getting from Baunei to Alghero by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Alghero. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

La Pelosa Beach
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

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