15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

15 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Alghero
— 1 night
Drive
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Cabras
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Villasimius
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Baunei
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orosei
— 3 nights
Drive to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Fly to Reykjavik

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Alghero

— 1 night

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia, then delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Santu Antine, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pelosa Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Ferro and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Delle Bombarde.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero travel route planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Alghero is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Reykjavik in September, expect nights in Alghero to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Cabras

— 3 nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Mari Ermi and Maimoni Beach. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis and Area archeologica di Tharros. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabras: San Vero Milis (I Gatti di Su Pallosu & Sa Mesa Longa), S'Archittu (in Cuglieri) and Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina (in Paulilatino Oristano). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia tra San Giovanni di Sinis e Is Aruttas and appreciate the extensive heritage of Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cabras vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Alghero to Cabras in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Villasimius

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia di Solanas and Spiaggia di Campulongu. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi and Cala Sinzias. Take a break from Villasimius with a short trip to Spiaggia Piscina Rei in Muravera, about 32 minutes away.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Villasimius road trip tool.

You can drive from Cabras to Villasimius in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Villasimius can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Baunei

— 3 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. We've included these beaches for you: Cala Mariolu and Cala Sisine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torre di Barì and Cala Biriala. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, don't miss a visit to Rocce rosse, and take a tour by water with Diving Cala Mariolu.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Baunei road trip planning tool.

Getting from Villasimius to Baunei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orosei.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Orosei

— 3 nights
Orosei is a comune in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 140km northeast of Cagliari and about 30km east of Nuoro. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Su Barone and then stroll through Osalla Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala di Budoni and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Fava.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orosei trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Baunei to Orosei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orosei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.