8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cagliari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Alghero
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by L'Enoteca Biondi 1959, steep yourself in history at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, then delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Su Giudeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau and then look for gifts at Enoteca Cagliaritana.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cagliari travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Cagliari is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, Cagliari is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Area Archeologica di Nora, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, Su Giudeo
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Spiaggia di Mari Pintau ©
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora
Su Giudeo ©
Su Giudeo

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Saccargia and Rosa Dei Venti. Head to La Dea Madre and Bagellafor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, look for gifts at Casa del Formaggio, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero trip planner.

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Stintino, Basilica di Saccargia, Bagella
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Basilica di Saccargia ©
Basilica di Saccargia
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Nuraghe di Palmavera ©
Nuraghe di Palmavera

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