Essential Sardinia – 9 nights
Cagliari (3 nights), Oristano (1 night), Alghero (3 nights), La Maddalena (3 nights)
This is a sample itinerary which is completely customizable, ask us how.
- 10 Days in high-end accommodation
- Daily breakfasts of local delicacies
- Private airport and tour transfers
- National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari
- Boat tour of the beautiful cliffs and caves of Capo Caccia, located just outside of Alghero.
- Visit the ancient Phoenician city of Tharros and the beautiful beach of Is Arutas, famous for its white quartz sand.
Day 1 : Welcome to Cagliari
Arrive in Cagliari
Start your trip in the capital city of Cagliari. Visit the old town (known as Castello) and the beautiful National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, which features prehistoric artefacts, including the famous “Giganti di Mont’e Prama” sculptures. Spend the evening exploring the lively Marina district, where you can try some traditional Sardinian cuisine.
Day 2 : Costa del Sud
Costa del Sud
Drive down to the beautiful Costa del Sud, a stretch of coastline featuring some of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches. Stop at the stunning Chia Beach and Tuerredda Beach to swim, sunbathe, and take in the incredible views. In the evening, head to Pula to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner.
Day 3: Nora and the Costa Verde
Beaches and ruins
Visit the ancient Roman city of Nora, located on the southern coast of Sardinia. Wander around the well-preserved ruins, including a Roman amphitheatre and beautiful mosaics. Afterwards, head to the Costa Verde, known for its wild and rugged landscape. Stop at the stunning beach of Scivu and explore the abandoned mining town of Ingurtosu.
Day 4 : Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula
Onwards to Oristano
After one last breakfast in Cagliari, your driver will pick you up and take you to the charming town of Oristano and its beautiful historic center just an hour and a half north. Then, head to the Sinis Peninsula, a stunning natural area featuring beaches, wetlands, and archaeological sites. Visit the ancient Phoenician city of Tharros and the beautiful beach of Is Arutas, famous for its white quartz sand.
Stay one or more nights there before continuing your road trip further north.
Day 5 : Alghero
Alghero stopping in Bosa
Our driver will take you up towards the beautiful city of Alghero, located on the northwest coast of Sardinia. Stop in Bosa for lunch on the way, a riverfront town famous for its brightly colored buildings and historic castle.
When you arrive in Alghero, explore the old town’s narrow streets and historic buildings, and take in the beautiful views of the sea from the city walls. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner featuring fresh seafood and Catalan-inspired cuisine.
Day 6: Capo Caccia and the Nuraghe di Palmavera
Take a boat tour of the beautiful cliffs and caves of Capo Caccia, located just outside of Alghero. Afterwards, visit the Nuraghe di Palmavera, an impressive complex of Bronze Age stone structures. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the beautiful beach of Porto Ferro.
Day 7: Road trip across to Palau with stops
Sassari and Castelsardo
After breakfast our driver will collect you to start your journey towards La Maddalena. But first, why not stop in Sardinia’s second largest town, Sassari, known for its rich history and culture. Have an espresso in the piazza and admire the cathedral before making your way to Castelsardo for lunch, a coastal town with unique gothic architecture.
Later head to Palau to take your ferry to La Maddalena
Overnight: La Maddalena
Day 8: La Maddalena Archipelago
Wake up in stunning La Maddalena Archipelago, a group of islands located off the northeast coast of Sardinia. Spend the day exploring the crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches, including the famous Spiaggia Rosa (Pink Beach). Return to the mainland in the evening and enjoy one last meal featuring Sardinia’s delicious cuisine.
Overnight: La Maddalena
Day 9: VIP boat tour of Isola Spargi or Caprera
Choose your island!
For your last excursion we are giving you the choice between a private boat trip to Isola Spargi or Caprera from La Maddalena. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed!
Isola Spargi is known for its pristine beaches, and stunning scenery. It is also great for snorkeling and swimming, as the crystal clear waters are teeming with marine life. It’s most famous beach, Cala Corsara, is often described as the most beautiful beach of Sardinia
Caprera, on the other hand, is known for its natural beauty and historic sites. One of its many beautiful beaches is Cala Coticcio, which boasts turquoise waters and white sand.
Overnight: La Maddalena
Day 10: Goodbye Sardinia
That’s a wrap
After one last breakfast in La Maddalena, you may head to nearby Olbia to take a ferry back to mainland Italy, or San Teresa Gallura to continue on in Corsica. Or simply head back to Cagliari airport to commence your journey home.
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