13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Fly to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Drive to Iglesias
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Iglesias
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Palau Porto, Bus to Olbia Corso Vittorio Veneto 3C-Capolinea, Foot to C.so Umberto FS, Bus to Olbia, Fly to Barcelona

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Iglesias

— 3 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca and Punta Delle Colonne. Step off the beaten path and head to Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero and Portixeddu. Get out of town with these interesting Iglesias side-trips: Grotte Is Zuddas (in Santadi), Spiaggia Porto Pino (in Sant'Anna Arresi) and Cape Sandalo (in Carloforte). The adventure continues: Head underground at Grotte di Su Mannau, take some stellar pictures from Porto Flavia, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Quintino Sella, and get to know the fascinating history of Il Belvedere di Nebida.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iglesias trip maker site.

Barcelona, Spain to Iglesias is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Iglesias to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Iglesias

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Cabras

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, then steep yourself in history at Area archeologica di Tharros, and finally explore the activities along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre. On the next day, stroll through Sa Mesa Longa, then enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, then steep yourself in history at S'Archittu, and finally delve into the distant past at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina.

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You can drive from Iglesias to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baunei

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cea, then delve into the distant past at Torre di Barì, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Monolite di Pedra Longa, Head underground at Grotta del Fico, then stop by La terra di Patika, and finally delve into the distant past at Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baunei itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cabras to Baunei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Baunei are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

La Maddalena

— 5 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). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia Testa di Polpo and Spiaggia Lu Litarroni. Visiting Spiaggia Bassa Trinita and Spiaggia La Celvia will get you outdoors. Step out of La Maddalena with an excursion to spiaggia di Li Cossi in Costa Paradiso--about 1h 50 min away. see Sardinia Sea Excursions. There's lots more to do: get outside with Isola di Santa Maria, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Spalmatore, and don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di Rena Bianca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Maddalena route tool.

Getting from Baunei to La Maddalena by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.