44 days in Sardinia, Croatia & Rome Itinerary

44 days in Sardinia, Croatia & Rome Itinerary

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San Teodoro, Italy
— 5 nights
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Baunei, Italy
— 1 night
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Villasimius, Italy
— 3 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy

— 5 nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lu Impostu Beach and Grotta del Bue Marino. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Golfo Aranci (Spiaggia Bianca & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica (in Orosei) and Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Comino and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Fuili Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro day trip app.

Reno, USA to San Teodoro is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to San Teodoro is 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Reno in July: highs in San Teodoro hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Baunei, Italy

— 1 night
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 29th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baunei day trip planner.

Drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Villasimius.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Villasimius, Italy

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Giunco and Spiaggia di Campus. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia di Punta Molentis and Cala Caterina Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Villasimius itinerary maker.

You can drive from Baunei to Villasimius in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alghero, Italy

— 4 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Get outdoors at Capo Caccia and Spiaggia Mugoni. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Porto Ferro (in Sassari), Costa Paradiso (in Costa Paradiso) and Spiaggia La Marinedda (in Isola Rossa). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alghero route planner.

Traveling by car from Villasimius to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

La Maddalena, Italy

— 3 nights
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Step out of the city life by going to Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena and Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Maddalena online trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Alghero to La Maddalena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then see the interesting displays at Casa Della Batana, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle from La Maddalena to Rovinj takes 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get outdoors at Marjan Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic City of Trogir and The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Split, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Split road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rovinj to Split takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Split are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and War Photo Limited. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cavtat Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac. Venture out of the city with trips to Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Cemetery). Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: stop by Lapad, go for a stroll along the water at City Harbor, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, and contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 13 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa d'Este and Piazza Venezia. Monte Cassino and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Casa di San Tommaso (in Aquino) and Tivoli (Parco Villa Gregoriana & San Pietro alla Carita). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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.

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.