9 days in Sardinia Itinerary

9 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cagliari
Drive:  3 h
1
Alghero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Barumini
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Villasimius
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
San Teodoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Cagliari

3
nights
Alghero

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri and Nuraghe Santu Antine. Get in touch with nature at La Pelosa Beach and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Basilica di Saccargia (in Codrongianos), Castello di Bosa (in Bosa) and S'Archittu (in Cuglieri). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Nuraghe di Palmavera, stroll through Spiaggia Mugoni, and get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alghero trip itinerary builder tool.

Cagliari to Alghero is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Alghero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barumini.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuraghe Santu Antine, Basilica di Saccargia, Castello di Bosa, La Pelosa Beach, S'Archittu
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

2
nights
Barumini

Barumini ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Casa Zapata Museum, then explore the ancient world of Su Nuraxi, then identify plant and animal life at Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo, and finally see the interesting displays at Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Argiolas Winery, then get a new perspective on nature at Nuraghe Arrubiu, and then examine the collection at Museo del Cavallino della Giara.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barumini trip planning site.

You can drive from Alghero to Barumini in 2.5 hours. In September in Barumini, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Villasimius.

Things to do in Barumini

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Genoni, Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo, Argiolas Winery, Nuraghe Arrubiu
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Su Nuraxi ©
Su Nuraxi
Nuraghe Arrubiu ©
Nuraghe Arrubiu
Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro ©
Parc - Paleo Archeo Centro

1
night
Villasimius

Villasimius ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fortezza Vecchia, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Giunco, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Villasimius itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barumini to Villasimius takes 2 hours. In September in Villasimius, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis ©
Spiaggia di Punta Molentis
Fortezza Vecchia ©
Fortezza Vecchia

2
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 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Fava. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro trip maker website.

You can drive from Villasimius to San Teodoro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castello della Fava, Cala Brandinchi, Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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