11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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11 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly + Drive:  22 h
1
Palau
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Bosa
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Cabras
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cagliari
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Baunei
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Olbia
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Reno

1
night
Palau

Palau ©
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Porto Pollo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Talmone, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palau day trip planning app .

Reno, USA to Palau is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Reno to Palau, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Palau

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Spiaggia Bassa Trinita
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Porto Pollo ©
Porto Pollo
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita ©
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita

2
nights
Alghero

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 8th (Wed), see Off-Road Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia, then kick back and relax at spiaggia di Porto Ferro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Ferro, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Alghero trip planner.

Getting from Palau to Alghero by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alghero are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bosa.

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Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

spiaggia di Porto Ferro, Basilica di Saccargia
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Basilica di Saccargia ©
Basilica di Saccargia
Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo ©
Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo

1
night
Bosa

Bosa ©
Bosa is a town and comune in the province of Oristano (until May 2005 it was in the province of Nuoro), part of the Sardinia region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro, enjoy the sand and surf at S'Abba Druche Beach, then get outside with Spiaggia Compoltitu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cane Malu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bosa online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Bosa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Cabras.

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Spiaggia Compoltitu ©
Spiaggia Compoltitu
S'Abba Druche Beach ©
S'Abba Druche Beach
Cattedrale dell'Immacolata Concezione ©

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night
Cabras

Cabras ©
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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, examine the collection at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, take a memorable drive along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, then contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cabras online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Bosa to Cabras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Cabras sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Area archeologica di Tharros, Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina
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1
night
Cagliari

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria.

To see reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Cabras to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Goloritzè, then kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baunei trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Baunei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baunei can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Olbia.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

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night
Olbia

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, then kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda.

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Olbia online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Baunei to Olbia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Olbia can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia La Cinta, Spiaggia Isuledda
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

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