14 days in Sardinia Itinerary

14 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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14 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Cagliari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Alghero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Nuoro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Santa Maria Navarrese
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Arzachena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
La Maddalena
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Cagliari

Cagliari ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Solanas. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cittadella dei Musei, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cagliari trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Cagliari is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. July in Cagliari sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Solanas, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
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Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Museo Archeologico Nazionale ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Poetto ©
Poetto

2
nights
Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 9th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Nicola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia, don't miss a visit to Nuraghe Sant'Antine, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Deriu, and finally examine the collection at Museo delle Conce. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe di Palmavera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Ferro, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alghero travel route planner.

You can drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bosa, Nuraghe Sant'Antine, Basilica di Saccargia, Cattedrale di San Nicola
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Basilica di Saccargia ©
Basilica di Saccargia
Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri

1
night
Nuoro

Nuoro ©
Nuoro is a city and comune (municipality) in central-eastern Sardinia, Italy, situated on the slopes of the Monte Ortobene. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Deleddiano - Casa natale di Grazia Deledda, then delve into the distant past at Complesso di Romanzesu, and then examine the collection at Museo Multimediale del Canto a Tenore.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuoro trip planning tool.

You can drive from Alghero to Nuoro in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Maria Navarrese.

Things to do in Nuoro

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bitti
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nights
Santa Maria Navarrese

Santa Maria Navarrese ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Torre di Barì and Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti. Relax by the water at Cala dei Gabbiani and Cala Goloritzè. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria Navarrese: Museo La Stazione dell'Arte (Maria Lai) (in Ulassai) and Cala Mariolu (in Baunei).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria Navarrese online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nuoro to Santa Maria Navarrese takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arzachena.

Things to do in Santa Maria Navarrese

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baunei, Tortoli, Torre di Barì, Museo La Stazione dell'Arte (Maria Lai)
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Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti ©
Nuraghe di S'Ortali 'e Su Monti
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani
Torre di Barì ©
Torre di Barì

2
nights
Arzachena

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Capriccioli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Isuledda, and then explore the historical opulence of Citadel of Castelsardo. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Nuraghe la Prisgiona, get engrossed in the history at La Fortezza di Monte Altura, see the interesting displays at Museo etnografico Galluras , then explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Majori, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Banditismo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arzachena trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria Navarrese to Arzachena in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Arzachena

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, La Fortezza di Monte Altura, Museo etnografico Galluras , Museo del Banditismo, Citadel of Castelsardo
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Nuraghe la Prisgiona ©
Nuraghe la Prisgiona
Nuraghe Majori ©
Nuraghe Majori
Museo etnografico Galluras ©
Museo etnografico Galluras

2
nights
La Maddalena

La Maddalena ©
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). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Testa di Polpo, then kick back and relax at Saint Tropez Club, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Coticcio, and finally indulge your taste buds at Gelatissimo la Maddalena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Bassa Trinita.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read La Maddalena travel route planner.

You can drive from Arzachena to La Maddalena in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Spiaggia Bassa Trinita ©
Spiaggia Bassa Trinita
Gelatissimo la Maddalena ©
Gelatissimo la Maddalena

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