16 days in Sardinia Itinerary

16 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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16 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Cagliari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cabras
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Alghero
— 4 nights
4
San Teodoro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Maria Navarrese
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Poetto and Spiaggia di Tuerredda. Visit Area Archeologica di Nora and Basilica Pontificia Minore di Sant'Elena Imperatrice for their historical value. Explore Cagliari's surroundings by going to Porto Giunco (in Villasimius) and Su Giudeo (in Domus de Maria). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of San Pancrazio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sepolcro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cagliari attractions planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Cagliari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cabras.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Giunco, Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Su Giudeo, Area Archeologica di Nora, Basilica Pontificia Minore di Sant'Elena Imperatrice
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Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Poetto ©
Poetto

1
night
Cabras

Cabras ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at S'Archittu, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Is Arutas, and then steep yourself in history at Area archeologica di Tharros.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cabras trip maker site .

Getting from Cagliari to Cabras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Cabras, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Area archeologica di Tharros, S'Archittu
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Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
S'Archittu ©
S'Archittu
Area archeologica di Tharros ©
Area archeologica di Tharros

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nuraghe Sant'Antine and Basilica di Saccargia. Get in touch with nature at La Pelosa Beach and Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Cattedrale di San Nicola (in Sassari) and Castello di Bosa (in Bosa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, do a tasting at Sella & Mosca, and delve into the distant past at Nuraghe di Palmavera.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alghero road trip planning website .

Drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Alghero, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Pelosa Beach, Cattedrale di San Nicola, Basilica di Saccargia, Nuraghe Sant'Antine, Castello di Bosa
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

4
nights
San Teodoro

San Teodoro ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Cinta and Spiaggia Isuledda. Get some cultural insight at Castello della Fava and Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Teodoro: Oasi Biderosa (in Orosei) and Olbia (San Pantaleo & Pozzo Sacro Sa Testa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Brandinchi, and explore the historical opulence of Citadel of Castelsardo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Teodoro trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Alghero to San Teodoro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Maria Navarrese.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Olbia, Citadel of Castelsardo, Oasi Biderosa, Cala Brandinchi, Castello della Fava
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

3
nights
Santa Maria Navarrese

Santa Maria Navarrese ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzè. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di Cea and Il Monolite di Pedra Longa. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria Navarrese: Grotta del Bue Marino (in Cala Gonone) and Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee (in Mamoiada).

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria Navarrese tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Santa Maria Navarrese takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Maria Navarrese can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Maria Navarrese

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Baunei, Bari Sardo, Grotta del Bue Marino, Museo delle Maschere Mediterranee
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cea ©
Spiaggia di Cea
Grotta del Bue Marino ©
Grotta del Bue Marino

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