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Sardinia Vacation Packages & Tours

As the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is almost like a small country. Located south of Corsica in France, the beaches that ring it are magnificent, with soft sand and water that’s a shade of surreal aquamarine, looking as if it should be in the tropics. Many are internationally known, like those along Costa Smeralda, attracting many of the rich and famous, while others are wonderfully secluded. The wild interior is mountainous with lush forests that open to serene bays, picturesque vineyards and olive groves, or ancient ruins. It’s a destination for everyone from surfers and divers to foodies, hikers, and history buffs. Its eventful history has birthed unique traditions of arts and crafts, and fantastic flavors with its own distinctive food and wine. There are many fascinating archaeological sites to explore, while its cosmopolitan cities are home to everything from museums to grand medieval buildings, high-end designer stores, world-class restaurants, and nightclubs.

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Best Hotels in Sardinia

As such a large island, before choosing the hotel or any other type of accommodation for your visit to Sardinia, you’ll want to choose a base. Some of the best places to stay can be found in the main centers. That includes the cosmopolitan capital of Caligari is ideal for many with something for everyone, particularly those who want to enjoy city attractions like museums, galleries, shops, and historical landmarks, while sandy beaches are just minutes from the center. Olbia is another great choice as the ferry port and gateway to Costa Smeralda with a wide variety of hotels in the historical center and beachfront resorts nearby. For those who want to get off the beaten path and enjoy a more tranquil setting, Sant’Antioco, and island connected to mainland Sardinia on the southwest coast, may be ideal. On the northwest coast, pretty Alghero is beloved by many with its walled Old Town and San Giovanni Beach nearby.

Things to do in Sardinia


Best Time to Visit Sardinia Island

When planning your trip to Sardinia, the perfect time to visit depends on multiple factors such as your budget, travel style, and interests. For example, are you looking for a beach getaway? If so, you’ll want to come with the water is warm enough for swimming, typically from early June through mid to late October. You can avoid the thick summer crowds and still take advantage of the beaches by coming in early June or toward the end of the busy tourist season, from late September through October. For sightseeing, spring and fall are arguably best, providing pleasant weather that’s not too hot or too cold, with temperatures typically around the mid-60s to mid-70s in April, May, and mid-September through October. During these months, the crowds are more manageable too. With mild winters that include temperatures in the upper 50s, winter can be a great time to come for those seeking the most budget-friendly trip.

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How many days do you need in Sardinia?

We recommend 2-3 days in Sardinia. This gives you time to enjoy attractions, food, and relaxation. But it’s flexible based on what you want to do.

What are the must-visit attractions in Sardinia?

Sardinia boasts a wealth of captivating attractions that cater to a variety of interests. Some must-see attractions include:

  1. Costa Smeralda: Known for its glamorous lifestyle and stunning beaches, this stretch of coastline features crystal-clear waters, luxurious resorts, and vibrant nightlife.
  2. Nuraghe Sites: Explore ancient ruins of Nuragic civilization, such as Su Nuraxi di Barumini, which offers insight into Sardinia’s unique prehistoric heritage.
  3. Cagliari: The capital city offers a blend of history and modernity. Visit the Castello district for medieval architecture, the bustling marina, and the Poetto beach.
  4. Grotta di Nettuno: This impressive sea cave near Alghero can be reached by boat or through a scenic stairway carved into the cliffs. It’s adorned with impressive stalactite formations.
  5. Archipelago di La Maddalena: Discover a breathtaking collection of islands with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and diverse marine life, perfect for sailing and snorkeling.
  6. Tiscali: A captivating archaeological site set in a collapsed cave, revealing the remnants of an ancient village tucked away in the mountains.
  7. Gulf of Orosei: Explore dramatic limestone cliffs, hidden coves, and the renowned Cala Luna beach, accessible by boat or hiking.
  8. Tharros: Wander through the ruins of this ancient Phoenician city situated on the western coast, offering insights into Sardinia’s historical past.
  9. Gennargentu National Park: Ideal for nature enthusiasts, this park encompasses diverse landscapes, including rugged mountains, dense forests, and rare wildlife.
  10. Gorropu Canyon: Embark on a hiking adventure through one of Europe’s deepest canyons, surrounded by striking rock formations and picturesque scenery.

These attractions are just a glimpse of what Sardinia has to offer. Depending on your interests, you can tailor your visit to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, historical sites, and unique culture.

What is the best time to visit Sardinia?

The best time to visit Sardinia is during the late spring (May to June) and early fall (September to October) months. During these periods, the weather is pleasant, with mild temperatures, lower humidity, and fewer crowds compared to the peak summer months. This allows for enjoyable outdoor activities, exploring the stunning beaches, and experiencing the local culture without the intense heat and tourist congestion. Keep in mind that Sardinia’s summer (July and August) can be quite hot and crowded, so if you prefer a more relaxed and comfortable visit, it’s recommended to plan your trip during the shoulder seasons.


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