Sardinia Weather - Best time to visit Sardinia

Weather in Sardinia

Sardinia holidays invite you to enjoy the second-largest island in the Mediterranean. A dream holiday destination known for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and rugged landscapes, Sardinia offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Enjoy exploring the stunning Costa Smeralda, hike through the wild interior, savour delicious Sardinian cuisine, and enjoy a variety of water sports. There’s so much to do in Sardinia, what are you waiting for?

Sardinia weather by month

Sardinia experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild, wet winters. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Sardinia.

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Sardinia?

The best time to visit depends on what you want to get out of your holiday in Sardinia. The best time is during the shoulder seasons of late spring (May to June) and early autumn (September to October). During these periods, the weather is warm and pleasant, ideal for outdoor activities. 

What is the weather in Sardinia like in May?

May is a wonderful time to visit Sardinia. The average temperatures range from 14-23°C and the weather is warm and sunny with occasional light showers, making it ideal for both sightseeing and early beach activities. 

Best time for sightseeing in Sardinia?

The best time for sightseeing in Sardinia is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). The temperatures are moderate, and the island is less crowded, offering a more enjoyable experience when exploring historical sites, nature reserves, and charming towns.

Best time for beaches in Sardinia?

The best time for beach activities in Sardinia is from June to September. The weather is hot and sunny, and the sea is warm, perfect for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. July and August are peak months for beachgoers so expect crowds.  

Is Sardinia hot all year round?

No, Sardinia is not hot all year round. Summers (June to August) are hot, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C. During the winter, December to February, it’s mild but cool with temperatures ranging from 5-15°C. Spring and autumn offer moderate temperatures.  

Is Sardinia’s weather good for walking tours?

Yes, Sardinia's weather is excellent for walking tours, especially during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) months. The mild temperatures and lower humidity make for comfortable walking conditions, and the landscapes are particularly beautiful during these seasons. 

Does it rain in Sardinia?

Yes, it does rain in Sardinia, but the island experiences relatively low rainfall compared to mainland Italy. The wettest months are from October to January. Spring and summer months see less rainfall, making them ideal for outdoor activities. 

Things to do in Sardinia if it’s raining?

If it’s raining in Sardinia, there are still lots of indoor activities for you to enjoy. Visit museums like the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari, explore historical sites such as medieval castles, or participate in local cooking classes.

Best time for quieter holidays in Sardinia?

For a quieter holiday, consider visiting Sardinia during the off-season months of late  October to early April. While the weather will be cooler and there may be more rain, you’ll experience fewer tourists in a more relaxed atmosphere. Spring (April to early June) and autumn (September to October) are also good options for a quieter visit with pleasant weather.

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Take a look at our hotels in Sardinia below and start planning your holiday to Italy today, andiamo!

Hotel Colonna Resort, Porto Cervo
  • 7 Swimming pools and private white sandy beach with sunbeds and umbrellas
  • Stunning secluded location 2.5 miles from Porto Cervo
Hotel Bouganville, Forte Village
  • Family friendly bungalows surrounded by palm trees
  • Set within the luxury family resort of Forte Village
  • Access to 5 swimming pools and a white sandy beach
  • Enjoy your own private patio
Hotel La Bisaccia, Baia Sardinia
  • A 5-minute walk to shops and restaurants in Baia Sardinia
  • Beautiful sea views from the bar and pool area
  • Close to the beach, with sunbeds and parasols for guests
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