6 days in Sardinia Itinerary

6 days in Sardinia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sardinia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Cagliari
— 1 night
Drive
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Alghero
— 1 night
Drive
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Olbia
— 2 nights
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Cagliari

— 1 night

City of Sun

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rifugio Anti Aereo Don Bosco, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Antonio Abate Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Sepolcro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, and finally delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pantaleo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Pontificia Minore di Sant'Elena Imperatrice.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cagliari day trip planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Cagliari is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Cagliari due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Cagliari, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, then delve into the distant past at Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Alghero vacation planner.

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Olbia.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Wineries

Olbia

— 2 nights
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Nuraghe Majori, then delve into the distant past at Nuraghe la Prisgiona, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Lorenzo. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum Civitatense Basilica di San Simplicio, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta, and then kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Olbia trip planner.

Drive from Alghero to Olbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Olbia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Olbia

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.