44 days in Sardinia, Croatia & Rome Itinerary

44 days in Sardinia, Croatia & Rome Itinerary

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San Teodoro, Italy
— 5 nights
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Baunei, Italy
— 1 night
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Villasimius, Italy
— 3 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Palau, Bus to Olbia, Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Rovinj
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Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
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San Teodoro, Italy

— 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia La Cinta and Cala Brandinchi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lu Impostu Beach and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Grotta di Ispinigoli (in Dorgali), Golfo Aranci (Spiaggia Bianca & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica (in Orosei). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Comino, and Head underground at Grotta del Bue Marino.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Teodoro journey maker website.

Reno, USA to San Teodoro is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Reno to San Teodoro. When traveling from Reno in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Teodoro: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Baunei, Italy

— 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 29th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Baunei day trip planner.

Drive from San Teodoro to Baunei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Villasimius.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Villasimius, Italy

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto Giunco and Spiaggia di Campus. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia di Punta Molentis and Spiaggia del Giunco o Notteri.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Villasimius trip itinerary site.

Drive from Baunei to Villasimius in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Villasimius, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Alghero, Italy

— 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.
Get outdoors at Capo Caccia and Spiaggia Mugoni. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Spiaggia La Marinedda (in Isola Rossa), Porto Ferro (in Sassari) and Costa Paradiso (in Costa Paradiso). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alghero route planner.

Traveling by car from Villasimius to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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La Maddalena, Italy

— 3 nights
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Step out of the city life by going to Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena and Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Maddalena online trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Alghero to La Maddalena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Rovinj, Croatia

— 2 nights

Istrian Venice

Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Euphrasius Basilica, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then delve into the distant past at Pula Arena, and finally admire the striking features of Arco dei Sergi. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia, then see the interesting displays at Casa Della Batana, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Port of Rovinj.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovinj vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and shuttle from La Maddalena to Rovinj takes 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get outdoors at Marjan Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic City of Trogir and Old Split. Step out of Split to go to Trogir and see The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, wander the streets of Riva Harbor, and appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Split road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rovinj to Split takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Split are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Side Trip

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Cavtat Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Lovrijenac and Cavtat Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Cavtat Seaside Promenade in Cavtat (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, take in the waterfront activity at City Harbor, take a stroll through Lapad, and steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dubrovnik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:

Rome, Italy

— 13 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa d'Este and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Monte Cassino and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery (in Cassino), Tivoli (Parco Villa Gregoriana & San Pietro alla Carita) and Casa di San Tommaso (in Aquino). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sardinia travel guide

4.3
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.