8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Arzachena
— 3 nights
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Alghero
— 3 nights
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Cagliari
— 1 night
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Arzachena

— 3 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Explore Arzachena's surroundings by going to Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo), San Teodoro (Spiaggia La Cinta, Lu Impostu Beach, &more) and Porto San Paolo (Casa del Formaggio - Enoteca La Cantina & Porto Taverna Beach). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, take some stellar pictures from Chiesa di Santa Lucia, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Talmone.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arzachena trip app.

Bologna to Arzachena is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Alghero

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Stintino (Off-Road Tours & La Pelosa Beach). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alghero travel tool.

You can drive from Arzachena to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria, make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, and finally explore by horseback at Ranch Paky Barroso.

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

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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.