Sardinia and Sicily - March orJuly

Old Jun 19th, 2020, 10:50 AM
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Sardinia and Sicily - March orJuly

Planning for next year and my options are mid March through mid April or July (about a month long trip).

In the early spring there will be less crowds (and probably cheaper prices) but days will be shorter and weather could be rainy. Rain is a big problem for me, much worse than heat. But a few days I can deal with. More wondering if things will feel 'closed up' still that early in the spring. I'm not looking a beach vacation (swimming) but I certainly want to walk along water, and photograph it, and probably take a boat ride. The idea of flowers in the spring is good.

Sites like timeanddate.com give average high and low temps and rainfall but they don't really paint a good picture.

I've not been to Sardinia at all so would want to see most of the island, I've been to Sicily but not the Aeolian Islands and I'd want to revisit Siricusa and around. Also considering a few days in Corsica as a side trip.

I know May and June would be better but I don't want to go then.

When would you go and why?
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I guess you should go when you want to go. I was in Sardinia at the beginning of September, and really enjoyed it. The August crowds were mostly gone by then, but the seawater was warm, and days were sunny. One of our group was a native Sardinian, whose family lived near Orgosolo. This little town is famous for its murals painted on walls and buildings, so would make an interesting side trip if you have time.

There will probably be Easter festivals if you are there in late March to early April.
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DH and I took most of our 2-week trips in March around our anniversary on the 17th. We rarely encountered rain or cold. Fewer tourists but not all tours available that early. As the years went by, we encountered more folks.
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Originally Posted by isabel View Post
Planning for next year and my options are mid March through mid April or July (about a month long trip).

In the early spring there will be less crowds (and probably cheaper prices) but days will be shorter and weather could be rainy. Rain is a big problem for me, much worse than heat. But a few days I can deal with. More wondering if things will feel 'closed up' still that early in the spring.

Easter is the start of April next year. That means more will be open . Prices will also reflect that.I'm sure there is more rain March/April than July but it's not normally rainy season. Rain is a bigger issue November/December than March/April.

If you're not swimming and I assume not using the beach facilities you shouldn't have to worry about what's open. Even mid winter nobody will stop you walking along the beach. The shorter days actually works for you since it's easier to be at the beach for sunrise or sunset photos. July sunrise means waking up before you go to bed.
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