12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Fly to Olbia, Bus to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena
— 2 nights
Ferry to Palau Porto, Bus to San Teodoro
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San Teodoro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei
— 3 nights
Drive
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Villasimius
— 1 night
Drive
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Alghero
— 3 nights
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La Maddalena

— 2 nights
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). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Maddalena: Santa Teresa Gallura (Capo Testa & Cala Spinosa). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Testa di Polpo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Maddalena trip itinerary planner.

Naples to La Maddalena is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

San Teodoro

— 2 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta, then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Necropoli di San Simplicio, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Bianca, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baunei

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baunei: Cala Gonone (Cala Fuili Beach & Grotta del Bue Marino) and Spiaggia di Cea (in Bari Sardo). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Mariolu, see some colorful creatures with Diving Cala Mariolu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Baunei road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baunei, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Villasimius

— 1 night
On the 15th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Sinzias, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Simius Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Giunco.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Villasimius trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Baunei to Villasimius in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, Villasimius is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alghero

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stintino (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Torre della Pelosa, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, and get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero itinerary maker.

Drive from Villasimius to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Alghero are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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.