8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cagliari
— 1 night
Drive
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Villasimius
— 1 night
Drive
3
Orosei
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Palau
— 1 night
Drive
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Alghero
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Sella del Diavolo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urpinu, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dello Sperone, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Collegiata Sant'Anna Cagliari.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cagliari online visit planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Cagliari is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Budapest in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cagliari: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Villasimius.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Villasimius

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Solanas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Porto Sa Ruxi, then kick back and relax at Cala Pira, and finally stroll through Cala Sinzias.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Villasimius travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Villasimius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Villasimius sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orosei.

Things to do in Villasimius

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Orosei

— 2 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 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Sorgenti Su Gologone, Head underground at Grotta di Ispinigoli, then kick back and relax at Cala Cartoe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora del Rimedio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Nuraghe di Osalla, stroll through Spiaggia di Su Barone, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Liberotto.

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Drive from Villasimius to Orosei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palau.

Things to do in Orosei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palau

— 1 night
Palau is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, about 220km north of Cagliari and about 30km northwest of Olbia. On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente, then kick back and relax at Porto Pollo, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Palau day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Orosei to Palau takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Palau

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Alghero

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Altare Monte d'Accoddi, contemplate the long history of Nuraghe Santu Antine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Nicola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with Biking Sardinia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alghero day trip planner.

You can drive from Palau to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Alghero sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
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.

Province of Olbia-Tempio travel guide

4.4
Beaches · National Parks · Nightlife
The province of Olbia-Tempio is a province in the autonomous region of Sardinia, Italy. It has two provincial capitals, Olbia (58,723 inhabitants) and Tempio Pausania (14,342 inhabitants). As of 2015, the province has a total population of 159,950 inhabitants and covers an area of 3406.18sqkm, so has a population density of 46.96 inhabitants per square kilometer. The president of Olbia-Tempio is Pietro Vittore Carzedda, and the province contains 26 comuni (plural; singular: comune), see list of communes of the Province of Olbia-Tempio.The largest comuni in the province are Olbia (population of 45,366 as of 2001), Tempio Pausania (13,992 as of 2001), Arzachena (12,080 as of 2001) and La Maddalena (11,369 as of 2001). The province of Olbia-Tempio was formed by a 2001 regional law that became effective in 2005. It contains a section of historic Gallura and is bordered by the provinces of Nuoro and Sassari.On 6 May 2012 the regional referendums of Sardinia took place regarding the abolition of certain provinces and a variety of other matters. The suggestion of reforming or abolishing certain provinces in Sardinia was approved by the Regional Council of Sardinia on 24 May 2012. Due to this, the province of Olbia-Tempio was ordered to form a new administrative body or be abolished on 1 March 2013, but this expiry date for constitutional changes was extended to 1 July 2013. It will be dissolved when the autonomous region passes a law regarding the Sardinian local authorities.

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