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Scenic Route from Olbia Airport

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Scenic Route from Olbia Airport

Good Afternoon Everyone, My husband and I flying in from NYC on August 15th. We're taking an overnight flight and will be landing in OLB at 11:40 AM. We have rented a car and plan on driving from the airport to our hotel in Alghero.

Does anyone have any recommended routes that might be more scenic? We'd love to maybe find a route along the coast, as long as it doesn't add more than an hour or two. We don't have a lot of time in Sardinia and would like to make the most of the drive over. We also would like to break up the ride, and stop at least once, after our long plane right. I will also be 3 months pregnant and I'm sure I will need to find a restroom along the way!

Thank you in advance!

Ilissa

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1. Re: Scenic Route from Olbia Airport

If you are going to be spending most of your time in Alghero (ie on the coast) I would use the drive from Olbia to explore inland on a route either via Tempio Pausania and Perfugas and down to the coast at Castelsardo and on to Porto Torres and down to Alghero (avoiding Sassari) or all the way inland via Berchidda. Oschiri, Ozieri, Thiesi, Ittiri and across to Alghero.

The fastest route is straight across skirting the south of Sassari and down to Alghero on mostly fast roads. The inland route described above you take a bit longer than the fastest route, and the coastal route a bit longer than that. Between 2.5 and 3.5 total driving time depending on the route.

Edited: 07 August 2018, 21:14
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2. Re: Scenic Route from Olbia Airport

Thank you for the advice! I think we will drive inland, as we have the next 2 full days to explore before we leave for Corsica the following day. We're planning on heading north to see Stintino on our first full day, and possibly taking the half day boat tour. The following day I was thinking we would head south toward Cagliari. When we get back from Corsica, we will have a day/night, where I am hoping to see La Maddalena. I'm upset we won't have more time, and I also wanted to see more inland destinations & Baunei but it doesn't seem possible.

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