8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Cagliari
— 1 day
2
Alghero
— 2 nights
3
La Maddalena
— 1 night
4
San Teodoro
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Tue), get lost in a book at Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari and then stroll through Poetto.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cagliari trip planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Cagliari is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Cagliari hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

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Poetto ©
Poetto
Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari ©
Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari

2
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Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Gavino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Pelosa Beach. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Capo Caccia and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero attractions planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Alghero by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Alghero are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Alghero

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Basilica San Gavino, La Pelosa Beach
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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La Maddalena

La Maddalena ©
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). Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Testa di Polpo, and then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

Before you visit La Maddalena, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Alghero to La Maddalena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in La Maddalena

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Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi
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Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Memoriale Giuseppe Garibaldi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta, thenkick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Fava.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro day trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

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Side Trips

Posada, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Castello della Fava ©
Castello della Fava

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