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Sardinia Road Trip

Alghero - Bosa - Barumini - Sant Antico - Cagliari - Arbatax - Olbia - Lu Palau/Palau - Sassari - Castellammare del Golfo - Trapani - Birgi

Expect on your Sardinia Road Trip Itinerary

Beach Beach
Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Comfort Comfort
Security Security
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Road conditions Road conditions
ACTIVATE MAP Stages13 km1,078 h/stage2.0

Best months to drive Sardinia Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Sardinia Road Trip in Italy?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 263EUR drive & more 125EUR sleep & more 385EUR eat & more 252EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 762EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,025EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 473EUR drive & more 163EUR sleep & more 616EUR eat & more 336EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,115EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,587EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 630EUR drive & more 200EUR sleep & more 1,001EUR eat & more 504EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,705EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,335EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,575EUR drive & more 238EUR sleep & more 198EUR eat & more 252EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 688EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,263EUR
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Sardinia Road Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for one of the most scenic road trips in Italy, Sardinia Road Trip will certainly live up to your expectations. The target travellers for this tour are family. While behind the wheel, you will drive through such places as Alghero, Barumini, and Sant Antico. The recommended duration of the route described in this article is 7 days. However, you can definitely complete it in 5. You are also free to extend your trip and discover the remaining part of the region, which is equally interesting. If you are wondering about the time spent driving, it will be on average 2.0 hours each day, and drivers will travel 1,078km . So, let’s hit the road!
number of days 7 number of days
route length 1,078 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level fair accident level
During Sardinia Road Trip, travellers will spend a lot of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to contemplate awe-inspiring natural jewels. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of thrilling venues relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. Road traffic in Italy is characterised by a fair number of accidents. You will be also moving on the right. The period between April and October is thought to be the best for taking the adventure.

START Alghero

Distance 1,078 km Driving time 26.2 h Pace: slow Airports AHO
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Your journey starts at the Alghero Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Alghero - Bosa

Distance 56 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available
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2 Bosa - Barumini

Distance 147 km Driving time 2.9 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Barumini - Sant Antico

Distance 159 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Sant Antico - Cagliari

Distance 127 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available
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5 Cagliari - Arbatax

Distance 144 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
accommodation options camper parking available
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6 Arbatax - Olbia

Distance 210 km Driving time 5.7 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options
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7 Olbia - Lu Palau/Palau

Distance 64 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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8 Lu Palau/Palau - Sassari

Distance 140 km Driving time 4.6 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options
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9 Sassari - Alghero

Distance 30 km Driving time 0.5 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available
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  Alghero

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  Palermo - Castellammare del Golfo

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  Castellammare del Golfo - Trapani

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  Trapani - Birgi

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  Birgi

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Sardinia Road Trip Summary

We hope that the presented Sardinia Road Trip gave you numerous inspirations for your future travels.
The tour we’ve suggested can be used as a template that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse stopovers.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of elements to keep in mind to make your road trip safe. These tips will surely become useful for holidaymakers who are interested in car rental or renting a camper in Italy.
It is essential to follow the local road regulations when travelling around Italy. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any cost when travelling around Italy. Tourists ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that can be consumed is very low and is only 0.5‰. Never exceed the allowed speed limit when driving around the build-up areas, which is 50km/h. If you are aiming for rural areas, you should bear in mind that the maximum allowed speed is 90km/h. Avoid exceeding the speed limit of 130km/h when driving along motorways. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime for your own safety.
The majority of drivers wonder about the costs of the whole tour. Depending on the budget option that you’re interested in, the amount of money that you have to pay for your trip expenses will differ. A wide range of budget possibilities is presented below.
We estimate that the budget option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 1,078km across Italy can cost around 125 EUR. Economy accommodation options will cost about 385 EUR. The travel expenses related to restaurants and food within this option can cost up to more or less 252 EUR. If you also choose the cheapest hire car offer, you will pay approximately 263 EUR. Thus, going for car rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from roughly 762 EUR to more or less 1,025 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, the gasoline for 14 stages around Italy can cost around 163 EUR. If you are into standard accommodation options, expect that the expenses can amount up to roughly 616 EUR. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost about 336 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of around 473 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay approximately 1,587 EUR for the whole Sardinia Road Trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend roughly 1,115 EUR.
Holidaymakers who would like to benefit from the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 2,335 EUR for the whole road trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend around 1,705 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the road trip in a premium rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 630 EUR. In the premium option of the road trip, you should expect the average cost of approximately 200 EUR when it comes to gasoline. Travellers who will go for top services in all aspects of their itinerary should expect to pay roughly 504 EUR for restaurants and food and roughly 1,001 EUR for accommodation options.
Our trip will also be superb for all camper lovers, as it can be easily adjusted to their expectations. If you choose this transport option, it costs roughly 1,575 EUR. Travel costs connected with camper travel will be more or less 238 EUR – especially if you would like to cover all the stages around Italy. Tourists who would like to go for camper hire should expect to pay approximately 198 EUR for accommodation and more or less 252 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the mentioned details in an easy to follow way.
The period between April and October is great to explore the part of Italy mentioned in our road trip idea. If you like Sardinia Road Trip, there are plenty of beautiful road adventures on our website. Even the most demanding of holidayers will surely be taken aback by the broad spectrum of road trips available on our website.

Facts for safer driving in Italy

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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