8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Villasimius
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alghero
— 1 night
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Villasimius

— 2 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scoglio di Peppino and Cala Monte Turno. Visiting Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi and Spiaggia Piscina Rei will get you outdoors. Step out of Villasimius with an excursion to Capo Ferrato in Muravera--about 48 minutes away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Villasimius vacation site.

Porto, Portugal to Villasimius is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Villasimius. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in August, with highs in Villasimius at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Baunei

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Diving Cala Mariolu, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Biriala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Torre di Barì, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cea, then kick back and relax at Lido di Orri, and finally explore the striking landscape at Monolite di Pedra Longa.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Baunei trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Villasimius to Baunei in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Villasimius in August, expect nights in Baunei to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cabras

— 2 nights
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Losa, then steep yourself in history at Area archeologica di Tharros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis, and finally examine the collection at Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Is Arutas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Maimoni Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cabras road trip website.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Cabras takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Cabras. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Alghero

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head outdoors with Spiaggia Del Lazzaretto, stroll through Spiaggia Torre del Porticciolo, and then Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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.