9 days in Sardinia Itinerary

9 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia Trip Planner

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La Maddalena
— 1 night
Ferry to Palau, Taxi to Arzachena
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark


La Maddalena

— 1 night
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 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Maddalena travel route planner.

Newark, USA to La Maddalena is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to La Maddalena is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arzachena.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Nature · Parks


— 2 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arzachena: Cala Brandinchi (in Capo Coda Cavallo), San Teodoro (Lu Impostu Beach & Spiaggia La Cinta) and Santa Teresa Gallura (Capo Testa & Cala Spinosa). There's more to do: make a trip to Valle della Luna and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arzachena online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from La Maddalena to Arzachena by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips


— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Alghero to Stintino to see La Pelosa Beach about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Arzachena to Alghero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sardinia travel guide

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.