12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Arzachena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 5 nights
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Arzachena

— 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), Spiaggia La Cinta (in San Teodoro) and Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena (in La Maddalena). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour and stroll through Capo Testa.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arzachena online holiday builder.

London, UK to Arzachena is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Alghero

— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino), Barbarighinu (in Scano di Montiferro) and Bagella Abbigliamento Sardo (in Sassari). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Santu Antine, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alghero online route builder.

Drive from Arzachena to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Cagliari

— 5 nights

City of Sun

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero (in Iglesias), Su Zurfuru Mine (in Fluminimaggiore) and Parco Aymerich (in Laconi). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Poetto, learn about winemaking at Colline del Vento, ride a horse along Ranch Paky Barroso, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cagliari trip website.

You can drive from Alghero to Cagliari in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Cagliari sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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.