18 days in Sardinia Itinerary

18 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Alghero-Fertilia Airport, Drive to Castelsardo
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Castelsardo
— 2 nights
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Santa Teresa Gallura
— 4 nights
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Dorgali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
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Cagliari
— 5 nights
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Castelsardo

— 2 nights
Castelsardo is a town and comune in Sardinia, Italy, located in the northwest of the island within the Province of Sassari, at the east end of the Gulf of Asinara.HistoryArchaeological excavations have showed the human presence in the area of Castelsardo since pre-Nuragic and Nuragic times, as well as during the Roman domination in Sardinia.After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the monastery of Nostra Signora di Tergu was founded nearby, but the current town originates from the castle built here, in 1102 (or 1270), by the Doria family of Genoa. Step out of the city life by going to Olivastro Millenario and Spiaggia La Marinedda. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo etnografico Galluras and Museo del Sughero. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castelsardo: Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres), Nuraghe Santu Antine (in Torralba) and Basilica di Saccargia (in Codrongianos). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Doria, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Nicola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Castelsardo online trip builder.

Newark, USA to Castelsardo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Castelsardo is 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in Castelsardo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura

— 4 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cala Spinosa and Spiaggia Testa di Polpo. Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente and Costa Paradiso. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Teresa Gallura side-trips: Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi (in Caprera) and Nuraghe Majori (in Tempio Pausania).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Teresa Gallura itinerary builder.

You can drive from Castelsardo to Santa Teresa Gallura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dorgali.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dorgali

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Murals of Orgosolo, then explore the world behind art at Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee, then examine the collection at Sa Dommo e sos Corraine - Casa Museo di Orgosolo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sorgenti Su Gologone. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Prima Sardegna, then see the interesting displays at Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Cartoe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello della Fava.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dorgali road trip planning tool.

Drive from Santa Teresa Gallura to Dorgali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabras

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Zapata Museum and Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabras: Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina (in Paulilatino Oristano), S'Archittu (in Cuglieri) and Chiesa di Santa Sofia (in San Vero Milis). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Losa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mari Ermi, and get outside with Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cabras online holiday planner.

Drive from Dorgali to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cabras can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Head to San Benedetto market and Artejanafor plenty of shopping. Visit Cape Sandalo and Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Centro Ippico Meurreddus a Cuaddu (in San Giovanni Suergiu), Museo del Carbone (in Carbonia) and Spiaggia Porto Pino (in Sant'Anna Arresi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tempio di Antas, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of San Pancrazio, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cagliari tour planner.

Drive from Cabras to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Cagliari sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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.