21 days in Catania & Sardinia Itinerary

21 days in Catania & Sardinia Itinerary

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Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Catania
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Catania
— 8 nights
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Fly to Olbia, Bus to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena
— 2 nights
Ferry to Palau Porto, Bus to San Teodoro
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San Teodoro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei
— 1 night
Drive
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Iglesias
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 4 nights
Drive to Alghero-Fertilia Airport, Fly to Key West

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Catania

— 8 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Centro Storico (in Noto), Taormina (Villa Comunale, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more) and Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, &more). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with Barca Lachea Tour, contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, take in breathtaking views at Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, and stroll through Etna Donkey Trekking.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Catania tour planning site.

Key West, USA to Catania is an approximately 22-hour combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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La Maddalena

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step off the mainland to explore Isola di Spargi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Maddalena trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Catania to La Maddalena takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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San Teodoro

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia La Cinta.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Baunei

— 1 night
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. On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala dei Gabbiani, take a tour by water with Diving Cala Mariolu, and then stroll through Cala Mariolu.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Baunei trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baunei can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Iglesias.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Iglesias

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa romanica di Santa Maria di Uta, examine the collection at Su Zurfuru Mine, and then stroll through Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero. On the next day, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Museo del Carbone, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Comunale "Ferruccio Barreca", and then get to know the fascinating history of Il Belvedere di Nebida.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iglesias trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Iglesias takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Iglesias

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 Stintino (Off-Road Tours, La Pelosa Beach, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alghero trip planner.

Drive from Iglesias to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.