13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

13 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia vacation planner

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Alghero
— 3 nights
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Palau
— 1 night
Drive
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Dorgali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cagliari
— 5 nights
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Alghero

— 3 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 Stintino (La Pelosa Beach, Torre della Pelosa, &more), spiaggia di Li Cossi (in Costa Paradiso) and Spiaggia La Marinedda (in Isola Rossa). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, and take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alghero itinerary site.

Manchester, UK to Alghero is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Alghero due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Alghero at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Palau.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Palau

— 1 night
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Talmone, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palau trip maker website.

You can drive from Alghero to Palau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dorgali.

Things to do in Palau

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Dorgali

— 3 nights
Explore Dorgali's surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica (in Orosei), La Caletta Beach (in Siniscola) and San Teodoro (La Bottega della Pasta di Bacciu Anna & Spiaggia La Cinta). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Bluforia Diving Center, kick back and relax at Lido di Orri, head outdoors with Prima Sardegna, and take a leisurely stroll along Marina Marina di Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dorgali driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Palau to Dorgali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Dorgali

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cagliari: Barumini (Casa Zapata Museum & Su Nuraxi), Laconi (Parco Aymerich, Associazione Culturale De Lacon - Visite Guidate, &more) and Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo (in Gesturi). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrale di Santa Cecilia, identify plant and animal life at Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cagliari trip planner.

Getting from Dorgali to Cagliari by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

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.