10 days in Sardinia & Corsica Itinerary

10 days in Sardinia & Corsica Itinerary

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Cagliari, Italy
— 4 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
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Arzachena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Ferry to Bonifacio, Drive to Ajaccio
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Ajaccio, France
— 1 night
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Cagliari, Italy — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Archeologico Comunale "Ferruccio Barreca" and Nuraghe Arrubiu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di Santa Chiara and Su Nuraxi. When in Cagliari, make a side trip to see Spiaggia di Cala Cipolla in Chia, approximately Chia away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at San Benedetto market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urpinu, ride a horse along Ranch Paky Barroso, and stop by Paul's Bags.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cagliari vacation tool.

Washington DC, USA to Cagliari is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Cagliari at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Alghero.
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Alghero, Italy — 2 nights

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 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nuraghe Santu Antine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at spiaggia di Porto Ferro and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Alghero travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Alghero takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Alghero, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arzachena.
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Arzachena, Italy — 2 nights

Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Istana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo etnografico Galluras and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio.

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Traveling by car from Alghero to Arzachena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ajaccio.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Ajaccio, France — 1 night

With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
On the 3rd (Thu), get outside with Grand Site Parata Sanguinaires and then look for gifts at U Cintu.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ajaccio trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Arzachena to Ajaccio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Shopping
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Sardinia travel guide

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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.

Corsica travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.