23 days in Sardinia Itinerary

23 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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23 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
San Teodoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Villasimius
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Cagliari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Alghero
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Palau
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Portland

2
nights
San Teodoro

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Dorgali (Grotta di Ispinigoli & Parco Museo S'Abba Frisca), Cala Gonone (Cala Fuili Beach & Grotta del Bue Marino) and L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo (in Olbia). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, stop by La Bottega della Pasta, and see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico 'Sa Domo 'e Sos Marras'.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Teodoro road trip planning website.

Portland, USA to San Teodoro is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Portland to San Teodoro, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in San Teodoro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dorgali, Cala Brandinchi, Museo Etnografico 'Sa Domo 'e Sos Marras', L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
nights
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. On the 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscine di Venere, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè, and finally explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Coe e Serra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala dei Gabbiani, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu, and finally delve into the mystery of Maschera di Pietra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Baunei when traveling from San Teodoro in October, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cea
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Spiaggia di Cea ©
Spiaggia di Cea

4
nights
Villasimius

Villasimius ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villasimius: Stagno di Colostrai (in Muravera), Grotta su Marmuri (in Ulassai) and Casa Farci (in Seui).

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Villasimius planner.

You can drive from Baunei to Villasimius in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Villasimius are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cagliari.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castiadas, Villaputzu, Stagno di Colostrai, Grotta su Marmuri, Casa Farci
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Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis ©
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis
Simius Beach ©
Simius Beach

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Su Zurfuru Mine (in Fluminimaggiore), Barumini (Casa Zapata Museum & Su Nuraxi) and Iglesias (Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero & Il Belvedere di Nebida). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, make a trip to Torre del Coltellazzo, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Capo Malfatano, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Tuerredda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cagliari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Villasimius to Cagliari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Cagliari are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Teulada, Iglesias, Barumini, Pula, Parco della Giara Tuili
Highlights from your plan
Su Zurfuru Mine ©
Su Zurfuru Mine
Poetto ©
Poetto
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda

6
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 (Off-Road Tours & La Pelosa Beach), Nuraghe Orolo (in Bortigali) and Macomer (Nuraghe Santa Barbara, area Archeologica di Tamuli, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, tour the pleasant surroundings at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alghero trip website.

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Alghero sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Palau.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Macomer, Cabras, Bosa, Sardinia, Stintino
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Palau

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. Venture out of the city with trips to La Maddalena (Spiaggia Bassa Trinita & Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena) and Santa Teresa Gallura (Spiaggia Baia Santa Reparata, Cala Spinosa, &more). There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the long history of Torre di Longonsardo, and look for gifts at La Gallina Matta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Palau trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Palau takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura, La Maddalena
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Capo Testa
Capo Testa

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