10 days in Sardinia & Italian Riviera Itinerary

10 days in Sardinia & Italian Riviera Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Alghero
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
La Maddalena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
San Teodoro
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
4
Genoa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  11 h
End: Cairo

1
night
Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Pelosa Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Saccargia, and then Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu. On the next day, stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Capo Caccia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Nettuno.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alghero trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Alghero is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in July, with highs in Alghero at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Alghero

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Side Trips

Basilica di Saccargia, La Pelosa Beach
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

1
night
La Maddalena

La Maddalena ©
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena.

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Drive from Alghero to La Maddalena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Parks Nature
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Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena ©

2
nights
San Teodoro

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castello della Fava, kick back and relax at Cala Brandinchi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta, and then make a trip to Spiaggia di Posada.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Teodoro online trip planner.

Drive from La Maddalena to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Genoa.

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Posada, Cala Brandinchi
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Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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night
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and then take a stroll through Boccadasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Genoa travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from San Teodoro to Genoa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from San Teodoro, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Genoa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

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nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Genoa in July since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 21°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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