8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Santa Teresa Gallura
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Cabras
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cagliari
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Villasimius
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Santa Teresa Gallura

Santa Teresa Gallura ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Teresa Gallura online road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Santa Teresa Gallura is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to Santa Teresa Gallura, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

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Spiaggia Rena di Ponente ©
Spiaggia Rena di Ponente

2
nights
Cabras

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, contemplate the long history of S'Archittu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, then cruise along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, and finally contemplate the long history of Area archeologica di Tharros. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mari Ermi, kick back and relax at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sa Mesa Longa, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabras trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Santa Teresa Gallura to Cabras takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Cabras sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, S'Archittu, Area archeologica di Tharros, Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina
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Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis
Spiaggia Mari Ermi ©
Spiaggia Mari Ermi
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at San Benedetto market, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urpinu.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cagliari road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cabras to Cagliari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Villasimius.

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Monte Urpinu ©
Monte Urpinu
San Benedetto market ©
San Benedetto market
Museo Archeologico Nazionale ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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Villasimius

Villasimius ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cala Sinzias, then kick back and relax at Cala Pira, then kick back and relax at Timi Ama Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Villasimius trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Villasimius by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Villasimius, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Sinzias, Cala Pira
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Cala Sinzias ©
Cala Sinzias

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