A Travel Price Comparison for Italy Cagliari vs. Cinque Terre for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cagliari or Cinque Terre?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cagliari and Cinque Terre can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cagliari or Cinque Terre?

Cagliari

Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is best known for its abundance of seafood, beach access, and an array of architecture that reflects both Roman and medieval history.

Cinque Terre

Located on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terra consists of five seaside villages exuding a charm that dates back to medieval times. Fishing boats bob in the harbors, bringing fresh seafood to the tables of the region, while age old vineyards make for fragrant signature wines. Cinque Terre is considered to be a National Park, with its five villages earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their beauty and timelessness.

Which city is cheaper, Cinque Terre or Cagliari?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cagliari is €96, while the average daily cost in Cinque Terre is €110. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cagliari and Cinque Terre in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cagliari 53
    Cinque Terre 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cagliari 106
    Cinque Terre 112
Compare Hotels in Cagliari and Cinque Terre

Looking for a hotel in Cagliari or Cinque Terre? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Cagliari


Hotels in Cinque Terre


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Cagliari Hotel Prices and Cinque Terre Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cagliari 24
    Cinque Terre 12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cagliari

Also for Cagliari, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer/taxi Cagliari Airport - Cagliari city: $39
  • Transfer from airport to cagliari: $43
  • Private transfer: Cagliari to Cagliari Airport (CAG): $622
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Villasimius: $75
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Santa Margherita di Pula: $68
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Quartu S.Elena: $22
  • Private VIP Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari: $22
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Cagliari to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG): $28
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG) to Cagliari: $27
  • Private Transfer to/from Cagliari Airport (CAG): $48
  • Private Airport Transfer to the Area of Chia: $166

Typical Local Transportation prices in Cinque Terre

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Cinque Terre:


  • Ferry Day Pass
    15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cinque Terre

Also for Cinque Terre, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • From Florence: Round Trip Transfer to Cinque Terre: $64

Is it cheaper to fly into Cagliari or Cinque Terre?

Prices for flights to both Cinque Terre and Cagliari change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cagliari 28
    Cinque Terre 33

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Culurgiones Cooking Class Cagliari: $71
  • Homemade fresh pasta cooking: $90
  • Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class: $102
  • Cooking class & Lunch in Cagliari: $102
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Cagliari with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cagliari: $111
  • Cooking and eating with a Sardinian family: $133
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Cagliari: $162
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Cagliari: $180
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sardinian Traditional Cooking Class with Lunch: $185
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cagliari: $267

Typical Food prices in Cinque Terre

For Cinque Terre, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Whole Pizza
    9.50
  • Panini
    3.75
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    52
  • Fresh Focaccia
    2.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cinque Terre

For Cinque Terre, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour: $93
  • Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, Dinner: $214

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cagliari 13
    Cinque Terre 10

Tours and Activities in Cagliari

For Cagliari, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 8 days Escorted Tour Sardinia Amore Mio: $2,488
  • Archaeological tour of Nora: $97
  • Archaeological tour of the Nuraghe Arrubiu in Orroli: $112
  • Barumini Unesco Site and Giara of Gesturi Tour from Cagliari: $112
  • Cagliari City Tour - Minivan Sightseeing and Walking: $124
  • Cagliari Easy Tour: $45
  • Cagliari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $38
  • Cagliari Private Walking Tour: $230
  • Cagliari Segway Tour: $73
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $160
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour: $911
  • Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing West Sulcis Boat Tour: $328

Typical Entertainment prices in Cinque Terre

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Cinque Terre's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Double Kayak Rental (One Hour)
    10
  • Bagni Eden Beach Club Umbrella
    16
  • Cinque Terre Card (One Day)
    5.00
  • Cinque Terre Card (Three Days)
    12

Tours and Activities in Cinque Terre

For Cinque Terre, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook: $158
  • Small Group Guided Tour from Florence: $146
  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Small Group Tour with Lunch: $271
  • From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour: $624
  • From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour: $169
  • From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour with Limoncino Tasting: $56
  • From Pisa: Cinque Terre Small Group Tour: $169
  • Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre: $278

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cagliari 6.06
    Cinque Terre 5.37

Sample the Local Flavors in Cagliari

Also in Cagliari, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Guided Wine tasting with a Sommelier: $62
  • WINE TOUR in a winery among the vineyards: $80
  • cultural walking tour, food and wine tasting experience: $83
  • Wine tour aroud vineyards of Cagliari: $85
  • Wine tasting: $96
  • Small-Group Food and Wine Tour from Cagliari: $106
  • Wine Tasting & Winery Tour: $273

Typical Alcohol prices in Cinque Terre

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Cinque Terre:


  • Glass of Local Wine
    2.90

Sample the Local Flavors in Cinque Terre

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cinque Terre:

  • Guided Tour with Wine Tasting from Florence: $681


When comparing the travel costs between Cagliari and Cinque Terre, we can see that Cinque Terre is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Cagliari or Cinque Terre?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cagliari or Cinque Terre in the Summer?

Both Cinque Terre and Cagliari are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. Also, many travelers come to Cinque Terre for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Cagliari is around the same temperature as Cinque Terre. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cagliari in July are around 24°C (75°F), and Cinque Terre is about 24°C (75°F).

It's quite sunny in Cinque Terre. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cagliari. Cagliari usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Cinque Terre during summer. Cagliari gets 337 hours of sunny skies, while Cinque Terre receives 316 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Cinque Terre. Cagliari gets 4 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Cinque Terre receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cagliari 24°C (75°F) 
    Cinque Terre 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Cinque Terre in the Autumn?

Both Cinque Terre and Cagliari during the autumn are popular places to visit. Also, many visitors come to Cinque Terre in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cagliari is generally around the same temperature as Cinque Terre. Temperatures in Cagliari average around 18°C (65°F), and Cinque Terre stays around 17°C (63°F).

In the autumn, Cagliari often gets more sunshine than Cinque Terre. Cagliari gets 192 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cinque Terre receives 177 hours of full sun.

Cinque Terre gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cagliari usually gets less rain in October than Cinque Terre. Cagliari gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Cinque Terre receives 150 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cagliari 18°C (65°F) 
    Cinque Terre 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Cinque Terre in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Cagliari and Cinque Terre. Also, most visitors come to Cinque Terre for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

Cagliari is a little warmer than Cinque Terre in the winter. The temperature in Cagliari is usually 10°C (50°F) in January, and Cinque Terre stays around 8°C (46°F).

Cagliari usually receives more sunshine than Cinque Terre during winter. Cagliari gets 131 hours of sunny skies, while Cinque Terre receives 105 hours of full sun in the winter.

Cinque Terre receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Cagliari usually receives less rain than Cinque Terre. Cagliari gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Cinque Terre receives 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cagliari 10°C (50°F) 
    Cinque Terre 8°C (46°F)

Should I visit Cagliari or Cinque Terre in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Cagliari as well as Cinque Terre. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Cinque Terre because of the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cagliari is around the same temperature as Cinque Terre. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cagliari in April are around 14°C (57°F), and Cinque Terre is about 14°C (57°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cagliari this time of the year. In the spring, Cagliari often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Cinque Terre. Cagliari gets 202 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cinque Terre receives 192 hours of full sun.

Cagliari usually gets less rain in April than Cinque Terre. Cagliari gets 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain, while Cinque Terre receives 85 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cagliari 14°C (57°F) 
    Cinque Terre 14°C (57°F)

Typical Weather for Cinque Terre and Cagliari

Cagliari Cinque Terre
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 8°C (46°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Feb 10°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 8°C (46°F) 95 mm (3.7 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 11°C (52°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 24°C (75°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Aug 24°C (76°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Sep 22°C (71°F) 26 mm (1 in) 21°C (70°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Oct 18°C (65°F) 50 mm (2 in) 17°C (63°F) 150 mm (5.9 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 9°C (48°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)


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