13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia visit planner

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Alghero
— 4 nights
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Cagliari
— 5 nights
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San Teodoro
— 3 nights
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Alghero

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Pelosa Beach and Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu. Get some historical perspective at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina and Nuraghe Losa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: S'Archittu (in Cuglieri), Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres) and Nuraghe Santu Antine (in Torralba). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense, steep yourself in history at Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Saccargia.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip planner.

Olbia to Alghero is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Alghero, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Su Nuraxi and Il Belvedere di Nebida are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Poetto and Porto Giunco. Change things up with these side-trips from Cagliari: Nuraghe "Su Nuraxi" (in Samatzai), Cattedrale di Santa Maria di Monserrato (in Tratalias) and Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie (in Iglesias). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria, explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Nora, contemplate the long history of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, and stroll through Spiaggia di Tuerredda.

Before you visit Cagliari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Alghero to Cagliari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cagliari are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Teodoro

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nuraghe Majori and Castello della Fava. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Teodoro: Oasi Biderosa (in Orosei) and Cantina Atha Ruja Poderi (in Dorgali). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi and stop by Casa del Formaggio - Enoteca La Cantina.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Teodoro itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to San Teodoro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.