When is the best time to go to Sardinia?

An excellent and popular destination for the summer holidays, Sardinia can also be discovered throughout the rest of the year. If deciding to visit in the summer, one should expect a crowd of vacationers rushing towards the beaches and other nautical activities. At this time, consider making reservations beforehand because it is difficult to find accommodation at an affordable price. This is especially true since most hotels are booked and full. 

If the goal is to rejuvenate, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and busy people, it is best to visit Sardinia in early spring. One will have the opportunity to admire the blooming countryside and the nature that is reborn in absolute tranquility. Autumn is also a good time to recharge one's batteries in Sardinia. Most hiking trails are practicable and the beautiful sun will accompany you throughout the day. Being a low tourist season, winter is less crowded and if one can tolerate freshness, this period of time can be very interesting.

So, when is the best time to go to Sardinia? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Sardinia, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Cagliari are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Cagliari are July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • November is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Cagliari, Sulcis, Carbonia, Carloforte, Muravera, Pula, Villacidro and Villasimius, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Cagliari are June, July, August, September and October

Annual weather in Sardinia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Sardinia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 41°F to 58°F
4 to 7 days*
February 41°F to 59°F
3 to 7 days*
March 43°F to 63°F
3 to 6 days*
April 52°F to 67°F
4 to 7 days*
May 59°F to 74°F
3 to 6 days*
June 68°F to 83°F
1 to 4 days*
July 72°F to 90°F
0 to 2 days*
August 72°F to 90°F
1 to 3 days*
September 63°F to 83°F
2 to 5 days*
October 56°F to 76°F
3 to 5 days*
November 50°F to 67°F
5 to 9 days*
December 45°F to 61°F
2 to 5 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sardinia by cities

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Climate and Weather in Sardinia

An italian island in the heart of the Mediterranean near Sicily and mainland Italy, Sardinia enjoys a very pleasant Mediterranean climate. The climate of Sardinia thus has four distinct seasons, with temperatures that remain gentle, despite the cold of the mountains. Sardinia has a particularly high level of sunshine, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Note however that it rains more in the mountains than on the coasts, as in Cagliari and Olbia.

Sardinia in the Summer

Summer is the hottest season throughout Sardinia. It is also very dry during the months of June, July and August. Temperatures are very high, reaching up to 30° C and there are few rainy episodes at this time of year - precipitation being almost non-existent. The climate of Sardinia throughout summer is close to that of the South of Italy as in Palermo or in Puglia.

Sardinia in the Winter

Even in the winter, the weather in Sardinia remains pleasant. The temperatures between January and February are mild, even if the nights remain fresh all the same. Outside the mountains, which is very humid, the precipitation throughout the winter remains moderate.

Sardinia in the Spring

Spring is one of the most pleasant periods in order to discover Sardinia. The climate is mild and the temperatures, while friendly, are not as warm as in the summer. The rain itself is moderate between the months of March and May.

Sardinia in the Autumn

As in the spring, the climate in Sardinia throughout the autumn is pleasant - as in the majority of southern Europe, such as the Canaries or the Balearic Islands. Temperatures decline gradually after the summer season and rainfall is rather low.

Sardinia: Plage di Li Cossi, Costa Paradiso

Temperatures and rainfall in Sardinia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sardinia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Cagliari, Alghero, Olbia, Castelsardo and Cala Luna, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Sardinia

Find out when Sardinia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Sardinia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December. The number of visitors to Sardinia is high in: April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Sardinia: January, February, March and November.
  • Low season in Sardinia: December.
  • High season in Sardinia: April, May, June, July, September and October.
  • Peak season in Sardinia: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Sardinia month by month

Average price for flights to Sardinia

A return flight between London and Cagliari is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 81 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 95 more for your airline ticket to Cagliari if you go in august.

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Where to go in Sardinia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Cala Luna54°F56°F59°F67°F72°F83°F90°F90°F81°F72°F63°F56°F
Capo San Marco58°F58°F61°F67°F72°F81°F86°F88°F81°F74°F67°F59°F
Isola Tavolara58°F58°F61°F67°F74°F83°F88°F88°F81°F74°F65°F59°F
La Maddalena56°F56°F59°F63°F68°F76°F81°F83°F77°F70°F63°F58°F
Porto Cervo58°F58°F61°F67°F74°F83°F88°F88°F81°F74°F65°F59°F
San Teodoro58°F58°F61°F67°F74°F83°F88°F88°F81°F74°F65°F59°F
Su Nuraxi (Barumini)58°F58°F61°F67°F72°F81°F86°F88°F81°F74°F67°F59°F


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Is this weather information for Sardinia reliable?

Climate data for Sardinia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sardinia allows us to determine the average for each month in Cagliari, Alghero, Olbia, Castelsardo, Cala Luna, Capo San Marco, Ingurtosu, Isola Tavolara, and 27 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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