20 days in Sardinia, Calabria & Greece Itinerary

20 days in Sardinia, Calabria & Greece Itinerary

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Cagliari, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stintino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Alghero-Fertilia Airport, Fly to Lamezia Terme Airport, Drive to Scalea
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Scalea, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tropea, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Cagliari, Italy

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Spiaggia di San Nicolo' (in Buggerru), Iglesias (Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero & Il Belvedere di Nebida) and Museo del Carbone (in Carbonia). The adventure continues: go for a charming ride with Centro Ippico Meurreddus a Cuaddu, stroll around Parco Aymerich, and see the interesting displays at Museo Parc - Museo Paleontologico, Archeologico e Laboratorio didattico.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cagliari trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cagliari is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stintino.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Stintino, Italy

— 2 nights
Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Pelosa Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): shake up your sightseeing with Corrado Conca - Guida Escursionistica.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stintino trip planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Stintino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Stintino are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Scalea.

Things to do in Stintino

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Scalea, Italy

— 3 nights
Scalea is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.The town takes its name from its terraced lay-out on the hillside, at the bottom of the Capo Scalea promontory. Change things up with these side-trips from Scalea: Civita (Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, Setteventi del Pollino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with LaoRaft Scalea, make a trip to Arco Magno, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere, and get outside with Centro Sub Scalea.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Scalea online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Stintino to Scalea with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Scalea

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Tropea, Italy

— 2 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Praia di Fuoco, head outdoors with Mondo Blu Diving, enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, then explore the engaging exhibits at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, and finally stop by Gourmetit.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tropea driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Scalea to Tropea in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lindos, Greece

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Step out of Lindos to go to Kalavarda and see Ancient Kamiros, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, get all the equipment you need at Paddle Paradise, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach, and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lindos trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tropea to Lindos in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tropea to Lindos. Traveling from Tropea in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Lindos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and finally steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius. On the next day, scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning and then make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Thessaloniki in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Lindos in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
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.

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.