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.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cagliari planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Cagliari is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Cagliari is minus 9 hours. 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

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

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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 Chiesa di San Francesco. Head to Casa del Formaggio and Rosa Dei Ventifor some retail therapy. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to La Dea Madre (in Stintino) and Bagella (in Sassari). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, make a trip to Nuraghe di Palmavera, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alghero travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Alghero takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off 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
Cattedrale di Santa Maria ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria

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