Visiting Cagliari Sardinia for the first time

Best time to visit Cagliari Sardinia

Cagliari Sardinia is a great destination to travel all year around and when you go depends mainly on your budget.

If you’re on a tight budget and are looking for cheap summer destinations in Europe in Sardinia, it is best you avoid the peak months of July through August, as tourism is gearing up and most locals from mainland Italy come in droves to the shores of Sardinia.

Apart from large crowds and busy attractions, the summer months in the city of Cagliari Sardinia can be unpleasant for travelers who aren’t planning on a beach vacation.

If you’re looking to do walking tours of the city and other outdoor activities, choose a shoulder month such as September through October or April through May. During these months, the weather is still great to enjoy tours, hiking, and even beach activities.

Another plus point to visiting Cagliari Sardinia for the first time in the off-months, it’s that many of the top places to visit in Cagliari are far less busy and things like international airfare, hotels, rental villas and car rental are not overpriced.

Arriving in Cagliari Sardinia

If you are on the process of planning a trip to Cagliari Sardinia, you’ll be landing on Sardinia Cagliari-Elmas Airport, which is only 10 minutes by car to downtown Cagliari.

There is over ten rental companies and taxis at the airport, as well as bus transportation to and from the airport.

If you can, try an avoid getting a taxi ride from the airport as airport taxis are notoriously expensive, and you don’t want to start your vacation in Cagliari Sardinia with a small dent on your budget.

Also, if you weren’t planning on using car rental and are traveling to Cagliari Sardinia in the off-season, it’s a good idea to consider hiring a car as you’ll enjoy the lovely scenic drives along Sardinia’s beautiful coast.

Currency and Banks in Cagliari Sardinia

There are fairly number of banks and currency exchange places where you can convert your money.

If you are visiting Cagliari Sardinia for the first time, I would advice to exchange some money at the airport to get you by until you found out your nearest currency exchange office or bank.

This is especially important, if you’re arriving to Cagliari Sardinia on the weekend, as banks are not normally open on Saturday and Sunday.

If you need to, most shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards such as Visa, American Express, etc.

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