8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Cagliari
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Alghero
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Sassari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Olbia
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Arzachena
— 1 night
Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney

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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 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Cittadella dei Musei, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale, then stop by Sapori di Sardegna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cagliari holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cagliari is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Cagliari to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bosa.

Things to do in Cagliari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Sapori di Sardegna ©
Sapori di Sardegna

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Bosa

Bosa ©
Bosa is a town and comune in the province of Oristano (until May 2005 it was in the province of Nuoro), part of the Sardinia region of Italy. You've now added Nuraghe Santu Antine to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo delle Conce, get outside with Spiaggia Compoltitu, then kick back and relax at S'Abba Druche Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Bosa, and finally explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Santu Antine.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bosa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Bosa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Bosa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nuraghe Santu Antine
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S'Abba Druche Beach ©
S'Abba Druche Beach
Nuraghe Santu Antine ©
Nuraghe Santu Antine
Castello di Bosa ©
Castello di Bosa

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Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, then join in the after-dark buzz at Maracaibo Cocktail Bar, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, and finally look for gifts at Casa del Formaggio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alghero tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bosa to Alghero takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Alghero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Sassari.

Things to do in Alghero

Nightlife Historic Sites Shopping
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Maracaibo Cocktail Bar ©
Maracaibo Cocktail Bar
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Cattedrale di Santa Maria ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria

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Sassari

Sassari ©
Sassari is an Italian city and the second-largest of Sardinia in terms of population with 127,525 inhabitants, and a Functional Urban Area of about 222,000 inhabitants. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di Saccargia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Centropanificazione Monteleone Rocca Doria, contemplate the long history of Altare Monte d'Accoddi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Nicola, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale Giovanni Antonio Sanna, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Sassari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sassari trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Alghero to Sassari in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sassari can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Olbia.

Things to do in Sassari

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica di Saccargia
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Museo Nazionale Giovanni Antonio Sanna ©
Basilica di Saccargia ©
Basilica di Saccargia
Altare Monte d'Accoddi ©
Altare Monte d'Accoddi

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Olbia

Olbia ©
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo archeologico di Olbia, then kick back and relax at Naracu Nieddu Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Olbia vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Sassari to Olbia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Olbia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naracu Nieddu Beach
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Museo archeologico di Olbia ©
Museo archeologico di Olbia

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Arzachena

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Spiaggia del Grande Pevero, look for gifts at La Gelateria Dell'angolo, then take an in-depth tour of La Fortezza di Monte Altura, and finally explore the ancient world of Nuraghe la Prisgiona.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arzachena trip maker tool.

Arzachena is just a stone's throw from Olbia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Palau
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Spiaggia del Grande Pevero ©
Spiaggia del Grande Pevero
Nuraghe la Prisgiona ©
Nuraghe la Prisgiona
La Fortezza di Monte Altura ©
La Fortezza di Monte Altura

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