18 days in Sardinia Itinerary

18 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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18 days in Sardinia Itinerary

London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Alghero
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cabras
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carloforte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Baunei
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Santa Teresa Gallura
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
San Teodoro
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
London

4
days
Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
We've included these beaches for you: spiaggia di Porto Ferro and Porto Ferro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri and La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to Stintino (Biscottificio Demelas, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Spiaggia di Balai (in Porto Torres). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sella & Mosca, explore the ancient world of Nuraghe di Palmavera, head outdoors with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto, and have fun at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alghero online tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Alghero is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Alghero. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Alghero at 37°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Stintino, spiaggia di Porto Ferro, Spiaggia di Balai
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spiaggia di Porto Ferro ©
spiaggia di Porto Ferro
Spiaggia di Balai ©
Spiaggia di Balai
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri

2
days
Cabras

Cabras ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Maimoni Beach, contemplate the long history of Tharros, then cruise along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, then examine the collection at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu, and finally steep yourself in history at S'Archittu. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sa Mesa Longa, kick back and relax at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cabras attractions website .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cabras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Cabras sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Cabras

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, S'Archittu, Tharros, Maimoni Beach
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Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis

1
day
Carloforte

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Punta Delle Colonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at spiaggia dello Spalmatore, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capo Sandalo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carloforte journey maker app .

Drive from Cabras to Carloforte in 3 hours. In August in Carloforte, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Carloforte

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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spiaggia dello Spalmatore ©
spiaggia dello Spalmatore
Spiaggia del Giunco Isola di San Pietro ©
Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo ©
Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo

3
days
Baunei

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Step off the beaten path and head to Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Il Monolite di Pedra Longa. Take a break from the city and head to Cala Biriala and Cala Goloritzè. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baunei: Grotta su Marmuri (in Ulassai) and Grotte Domus de Janas Seulo (in Seulo). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grotta del Fico, admire all the interesting features of Maschera di Pietra, and stroll through Cala Mariolu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Baunei sightseeing planner.

Getting from Carloforte to Baunei by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Carloforte in August, you will find days in Baunei are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in Baunei

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grotte Domus de Janas Seulo, Grotta su Marmuri
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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Biriala ©
Cala Biriala
Grotta del Fico ©
Grotta del Fico

2
days
Santa Teresa Gallura

Santa Teresa Gallura ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Monti Russu Beach, then stroll through Naracu Nieddu Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Cala Spinosa, then make a trip to Valle della Luna, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Teresa Gallura, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Baunei to Santa Teresa Gallura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Aglientu, Valle della Luna
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Spiaggia Rena di Ponente ©
Spiaggia Rena di Ponente
Cala Spinosa ©
Cala Spinosa
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
San Teodoro

San Teodoro ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Sos Aranzos and Baia Sant'Anna. Explore hidden gems such as Stagno di San Teodoro and Cala Ginepro Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Teodoro: Olbia (San Pantaleo, Porto Rotondo, & more).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro day trip planning site .

Take a bus from Santa Teresa Gallura to San Teodoro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Olbia, Budoni, Sos Aranzos Beach, Castello della Fava, La Caletta Beach
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Spiaggia dell' Isuledda ©
Spiaggia dell' Isuledda
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Maneggio La Cinta ©
Maneggio La Cinta

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