12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
1
Villasimius
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Alghero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Palau
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Dusseldorf

4
nights
Villasimius

Villasimius ©
Attractions like Porto Giunco and Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di Solanas and Cava Usai. Explore Villasimius' surroundings by going to Grotta su Marmuri (in Ulassai), Parco Naturale Regionale dei Sette Fratelli (in Burcei) and Spire of Murtas (in Villaputzu).

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Villasimius holiday planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Villasimius is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in Villasimius reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Muravera, Castiadas, Parco Naturale Regionale dei Sette Fratelli, Spire of Murtas, Grotta su Marmuri
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Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Capo Ferrato ©
Capo Ferrato

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grotta del Fico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Mariolu, then trek along Selvaggio Blu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Orri, then stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Ginepro, and finally stroll through Cala Goloritzè.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Baunei journey site .

Drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baunei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tortoli, Spiaggia di Cea, Selvaggio Blu
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cea ©
Spiaggia di Cea
Grotta del Fico ©
Grotta del Fico

3
nights
Alghero

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Visit La Pelosa Beach and Spiaggia di Balai for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to spiaggia di Porto Ferro and Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Spiaggia di Argentiera (in Sassari) and Stintino (Torre della Pelosa & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Porto Ferro, and get outside with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alghero tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Alghero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alghero when traveling from Baunei in July, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Palau.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, Sassari, Spiaggia di Balai
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiaggia di Balai ©
Spiaggia di Balai
spiaggia di Porto Ferro ©
spiaggia di Porto Ferro

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Talmone, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Pollo, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palau vacation planning app .

Getting from Alghero to Palau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palau

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura, Spiaggia Bassa Trinita
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita ©
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita
Scuba & Snorkeling

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