7 days in Sardinia Itinerary

7 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arzachena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Pelosa Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spiaggia Mugoni, stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alghero online trip maker.

Washington, USA to Alghero is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Arzachena

— 3 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Venture out of the city with trips to Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo), San Teodoro (Lu Impostu Beach & Spiaggia La Cinta) and Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena (in La Maddalena). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Longonsardo, stop by Enoteca Elit, and look for all kinds of wild species at Capo Testa.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arzachena trip planner.

You can drive from Alghero to Arzachena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Cagliari

— 1 night

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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Arzachena to Cagliari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your 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.