21 days in Sardinia Itinerary

21 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia sightseeing planner

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Arzachena
— 2 nights
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Dorgali
— 4 nights
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Cabras
— 2 nights
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Teulada
— 3 nights
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Cagliari
— 9 nights
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Arzachena

— 2 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nuraghe la Prisgiona and Nuraghe Majori. Get in touch with nature at Olivastro Millenario and Spiaggia Bianca. Change things up with these side-trips from Arzachena: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Olbia), Museo etnografico Galluras (in Luras) and Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali (in Santa Teresa Gallura). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arzachena visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Arzachena is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dorgali.

Things to do in Arzachena

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Dorgali

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Monte Ortobene and Osalla Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca and Area Archeologica del Monte Tiscali. Explore Dorgali's surroundings by going to Orgosolo (Sa Dommo e sos Corraine - Casa Museo di Orgosolo & Murals of Orgosolo), Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee (in Mamoiada) and Nuoro (Man Museum of Art Province of Nuoro & Museo del Costume). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Ispinigoli, explore the stunning scenery at Gola di Gorropu, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgenti Su Gologone.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dorgali journey planner.

Drive from Arzachena to Dorgali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Dorgali

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Terme Romane di Fordongianus, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Losa, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and finally contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cabras vacation planner.

Getting from Dorgali to Cabras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April in Cabras, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Teulada.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Teulada

— 3 nights
Museo Archeologico Comunale "Ferruccio Barreca" and Basilica di Sant’Antioco Martire are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia del Morto and Museo del Bisso di Chiara Vigo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Teulada: Sant'Antioco (Cala Sapone & Villaggio Ipogeo), Museo del Carbone (in Carbonia) and Menhir Luxia Arrabiosa (in Villaperuccio). The adventure continues: stroll through Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Porto Pino.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Teulada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cabras to Teulada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Teulada sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Teulada

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero and Spiaggia di Scivu. You'll explore and learn at Su Zurfuru Mine and Nuraghe Arrubiu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cagliari: Cala Pira (in Castiadas), Giardino Sonoro - Pinuccio Sciola (in San Sperate) and Castello di Acquafredda (in Siliqua). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Il Belvedere di Nebida, look for all kinds of wild species at Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, and explore the ancient world of Tempio di Antas.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cagliari vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Teulada to Cagliari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.