We (3 adults + 3 kids - 16, 14 and 11) will be in Sardinia for ~6 days the first week of August. (I know timing is sub-optimal given heat, crowds etc. but schedules made it inevitable.) None of us has been before; we are flying from/to Rome.
I put together the following proposed itinerary, and would be grateful for any comments / suggestions. For first time visitors, given number of days/time of year, does this sound reasonable? We are not wedded to it and could tweak (or change it completely if we're missing a better alternative in another part of the island).
We are up for exploring/renting a car, and are reasonably active and adventurous -- not looking to lie on the beach at a resort for a week.
**Fri - Fly Rome-Alghero early afternoon; explore Alghero
**Sat - Alghero - rent car & drive to beach - Capo Falcone / La Pelosa? Or closer beach Maria Pia?
In afternoon, Capo Caccia / Grotto di Nettuno - r/t boat excursion from Alghero (= 2.5 hours)?
**Sun - Alghero - rent car/scenic coastal drive south to Bosa? Anything else worth seeing/visiting during such a day trip?
**Mon - drive north to Santa Teresa di Gallura (stay overnight there)
Route: Alghero > Porto Torres > Castelsardo (stop & see castle, old center, elephant rock) > Trinita d'Agultu > Santa Teresa di Gallura
In STG, visit less-busy (?) beaches - Montirusso, Lu Littaroni, Naracu Nieddu; or La Marmorata, Marazzino?
Or Palau >> La Maddalena Islands?
**Tue - a.m. excursion from Santa Teresa to Corsica / Bonifacio; lunch there. P.m. >> drive back to Alghero
**Wed - Fly Alghero-Rome early afternoon (suggestions re: final things to do this a.m.)?
Recs re: hotels, B&B's etc in Alghero & STG would be appreciated as well.
Thanks in advance!!