15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palau
— 2 nights
2
Alghero
— 4 nights
3
Cagliari
— 2 nights
4
Villasimius
— 2 nights
5
Baunei
— 1 night
6
Olbia
— 3 nights

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. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita and then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palau online day trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Palau is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Palau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura, La Maddalena
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Speed Boats Tours
Capo Testa
Capo Testa

4
nights
Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Stintino (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Torre della Pelosa, &more), I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis) and Spiaggia di Is Arutas (in Cabras). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, and stroll through Le Bombarde.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alghero road trip planning tool.

Getting from Palau to Alghero by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stintino, I Gatti di Su Pallosu, Spiaggia di Is Arutas
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu

2
nights
Cagliari

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, and then make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Poetto ©
Poetto
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bastione di Saint Remy ©
Bastione di Saint Remy

2
nights
Villasimius

Villasimius ©
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sinzias, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Simius Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Giunco. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, take some stellar pictures from Torre di Porto Giunco, and then kick back and relax at Cala Pira.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Villasimius holiday planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Villasimius by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Villasimius are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cala Pira, Cala Sinzias
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Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis ©
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis
Cala Sinzias ©
Cala Sinzias

1
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 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baunei day trip site.

Drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Baunei sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Olbia.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

3
nights
Olbia

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Venture out of the city with trips to San Teodoro (Lu Impostu Beach & Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo) and Vigne Surrau (in Arzachena). The adventure continues: stroll through Cala Brandinchi, pause for some serene contemplation at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Istana Beach, and explore the ancient world of Necropoli di San Simplicio.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Olbia online road trip planner.

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 in Olbia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Teodoro, Spiaggia Isuledda, Vigne Surrau, Cala Brandinchi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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