7 days in Sardinia Itinerary

7 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palau
— 1 night
Drive
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Laconi
— 1 night
Drive
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Cagliari
— 2 nights
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Alghero

— 2 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stintino (La Pelosa Beach & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alghero trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Alghero is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Alghero. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Palau.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Palau

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of La Fortezza di Monte Altura, stroll through Spiaggia di Talmone, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palau trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alghero to Palau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Laconi.

Things to do in Palau

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Laconi

— 1 night
On the 1st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castello Aymerich, walk around Parco Aymerich, then get a dose of the wild on Associazione Culturale De Lacon - Visite Guidate, and finally make a trip to Chiesa Di Sant Ambrogio E Sant Ignazio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Laconi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Palau to Laconi by car takes about 3.5 hours. May in Laconi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Laconi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cagliari

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy, identify plant and animal life at Ranch Paky Barroso, then kick back and relax at Poetto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cagliari trip planning app.

You can drive from Laconi to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.