12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

12 days in Sardinia Itinerary

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Olbia
— 1 day
Drive
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Orosei
— 1 night
Drive
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Baunei
— 1 night
Drive
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Cagliari
— 1 night
Drive
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Iglesias
— 1 night
Drive
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Bosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Alghero
— 1 night
Drive
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Stintino
— 1 night
Drive
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Eden Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Tempio Pausania
— 1 night
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La Maddalena
— 1 night
Ferry to Palau, Bus to Santa Teresa Gallura
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Santa Teresa Gallura
— 1 night
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Olbia

— 1 day
Olbia is a city and comune of 59,885 inhabitants (November 2016) in northeastern Sardinia (Italy), in the Gallura sub-region. On the 1st (Sun), kick back and relax at Spiaggia Pittulongu - La Playa, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Porto Istana Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Olbia tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Olbia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, Olbia is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Orosei.

Things to do in Olbia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Orosei

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Comino, and then hike along Spiaggia Berchida.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orosei trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olbia to Orosei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Orosei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Baunei

— 1 night
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. On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Cala Mariolu, see some colorful creatures with Diving Cala Mariolu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally stroll through Cala Goloritzè.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Baunei trip planner.

You can drive from Orosei to Baunei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Baunei can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

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 4th (Wed): do a tasting at Argiolas Winery, then don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Elefante, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria.

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Traveling by car from Baunei to Cagliari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cagliari sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Iglesias.

Things to do in Cagliari

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Iglesias

— 1 night
On the 5th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Belvedere di Nebida, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero, and then get great views at Porto Flavia.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iglesias trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cagliari to Iglesias takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Iglesias sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bosa.

Things to do in Iglesias

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Bosa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Centro Storico Bosa, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Bosa Marina, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Bosa.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bosa trip planner.

You can drive from Iglesias to Bosa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Bosa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then Head underground at Neptune's Grotto, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alghero itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bosa to Alghero takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Alghero sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stintino.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Stintino

— 1 night
Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. On the 8th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Before you visit Stintino, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Stintino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eden Beach.

Things to do in Stintino

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Eden Beach

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Tenuta Asinara - Wine Tasting, get in on the family fun at Water Paradise, and then kick back and relax at Platamona Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eden Beach online trip maker.

Drive from Stintino to Eden Beach in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Eden Beach are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tempio Pausania.

Things to do in Eden Beach

Wineries · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Tempio Pausania

— 1 night
Tempio Pausania is a town of about 14,000 inhabitants in the Gallura region of northern Sardinia, Italy, in the province of Sassari.HistoryCultural and delegated administrative centre of the Gallura sub-region, Tempio has an ancient history. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Majori, see the interesting displays at Museo etnografico Galluras , then examine the collection at Museum of Cork, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Limbara.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tempio Pausania trip planner.

Drive from Eden Beach to Tempio Pausania in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Tempio Pausania

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

La Maddalena

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Maddalena trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tempio Pausania to La Maddalena by journey takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Santa Teresa Gallura

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cala Spinosa, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Longonsardo, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Start your trip to Santa Teresa Gallura by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from La Maddalena to Santa Teresa Gallura takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

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 Oristano travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Oristano is an Italian city and comune, and capital of the Province of Oristano in the central-western part of the island of Sardinia. It is located on the northern part of the Campidano plain. It was established as the provincial capital on 16 July 1974., the city had 32,165 inhabitants.The economy of Oristano is based mainly on services, agriculture, tourism and small industries.HistoryOristano was previously known by the Byzantines as Aristanis, and founded close to the ancient Phoenician settlement of Othoca . It acquired importance in 1070, when, as a result of the frequent Saracen attacks, Archbishop Torcotorio made it the seat of the bishopric, which was previously in the nearby coastal town of Tharros. It also became the capital of the giudicato of Arborea. Consequently, fortifications were designed, but the building thereof went on until judge Mariano II rose to power.In medieval times Oristano vied for power over the whole island of Sardinia, and therefore waged wars against the other Sardinian kingdoms which culminated in the attempt to conquer the whole island during the reign of Mariano IV and that of his son Hugh III and his daughter Eleanor . The giudicato of Arborea held out to be the last Sardinian kingdom to cease to exist in 1420, about 10 years after the battle of Sanluri. It was transformed in Marchesato by the Aragonese and conquered, following a revolt by the last marquess Leonardo Alagon, by the Catalan troops of the Kingdom of Aragon, in 1478 after the battle of Macomer.

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Maddalena Islands travel guide

4.2
Beaches · National Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours