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Sardinia

The gorgeous island of Sardinia is the perfect place to enjoy the treasures of the Mediterranean and learn about many of Europe’s historic civilisations. Visit historic Carthaginian and Phoenician sights, including the old settlement of Tharros and Temple of Antas, or take a trip to the National Archaeology Museum in Cagliari to view hundreds of fascinating ancient artefacts. Sardinia is also home to a number of outstanding beaches where you can take part in numerous water sports or just take it easy and sunbathe on the island’s golden sands. To get the best out of the island, hire and car and take a trip around the meandering country roads, exploring the friendly villages and admiring the rocky terrain of this delightful island.

 

What you’ll love most about Sardinia

  • Explore Sardinia’s stunning coastline, boasting some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches with crystal-clear waters and golden sands
  • Discover ancient ruins like the Nuraghe, mysterious Bronze Age stone structures unique to Sardinia, and explore historic towns such as Alghero and Cagliari
  • Trek through Sardinia’s rugged interior, featuring picturesque mountains, deep gorges, and verdant forests, offering breathtaking vistas and outdoor adventures
  • Indulge in Sardinia’s delectable cuisine, featuring fresh seafood, hearty pasta dishes, and flavourful cheeses, accompanied by local wines like Cannonau and Vermentino
  • Experience Sardinia’s vibrant cultural traditions at festivals like Sant’Efisio in Cagliari and the Cavalcata Sarda in Sassari, showcasing music, dance, and colourful costumes
  • Dive into a variety of water sports, from snorkelling and diving in marine reserves like the Maddalena Archipelago to sailing and windsurfing along the coastlines of Costa Smeralda and Porto Pollo

Where to Book

  • Beach on Budelli Island, Sardinia

  • Path with sea views in Costa Paradiso, Sardinia

  • Colourful houses in the Sardinian town of Bosa

  • Salina Bamba Beach and Tavolara Mountain in Sardinia, Italy

  • Early evening view of Porto Cervo, Sardinia

  • Cala Carsara Maddalena archipelago, Sardinia

  • Torre del Prezzemolo, an old coastal tower in Cagliari, Sardinia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 14℃
  • 15℃
  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 22℃
  • 26℃
  • 29℃
  • 30℃
  • 26℃
  • 22℃
  • 17℃
  • 15℃
  • 14
  • 13
  • 14
  • 13
  • 9
  • 6
  • 2
  • 5
  • 8
  • 11
  • 14
  • 15

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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  • Not Recommended

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