11 days in Malta Itinerary

11 days in Malta Itinerary

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11 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Mdina, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marsalforn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rabat, Island of Malta
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Cospicua (Bormla), Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Cluj-Napoca


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1
night
Mdina, Island of Malta

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mellieha Parish Church as well as Mellieha Beach. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, steep yourself in history at Mdina Dungeons, appreciate the history behind Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mellieha Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mellieha Parish Church.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mdina trip planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Mdina is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Mdina is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, with highs in Mdina at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marsalforn.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mellieha
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul ©

2
nights
Marsalforn

Marsalforn ©
The busiest vacation resort on the island of Gozo, the small town of Marsalforn offers a pleasant seafront promenade backed by a string of low-rise hotels and apartment complexes.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ta Gurdan Lighthouse, Azure Window, Gozo Museum of Archaeology, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, explore the activities along Ramla Bay, and then Head underground at Xerri's Grotto. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gozo Museum of Archaeology, delve into the distant past at The Citadel, contemplate the long history of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, then take in the dramatic natural features at Azure Window, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ta Gurdan Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marsalforn day trip app .

You can drive from Mdina to Marsalforn in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Marsalforn

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Victoria, Xaghra, Ta Gurdan Lighthouse, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves
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Azure Window ©
Azure Window
Citadel ©
Citadel
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

1
night
Rabat, Island of Malta

Rabat ©
Not to be confused with Victoria, formerly known as Rabat, the official Rabat is a town just outside of Mdina on the island of Malta.
Golden Bay has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Wignacourt Museum, Head underground at St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Paul's Catacombs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rabat holiday planner .

Drive from Marsalforn to Rabat in 1.5 hours. September in Rabat sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Birgu (Vittoriosa).

Things to do in Rabat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Golden Bay
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St Paul's Catacombs ©
St Paul's Catacombs
Golden Bay ©
Golden Bay

1
night
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

Birgu (Vittoriosa) ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, then get engrossed in the history at Inquisitor's Palace, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Malta Maritime Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Birgu (Vittoriosa) driving holiday planner.

Birgu (Vittoriosa) is just a short distance from Rabat. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cospicua (Bormla).

Things to do in Birgu (Vittoriosa)

Museums

Side Trip

Fort Rinella
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Fort Rinella ©
Fort Rinella
Malta at War Museum ©
Malta at War Museum
Inquisitor's Palace ©
Inquisitor's Palace

1
night
Cospicua (Bormla), Island of Malta

Cospicua (Bormla) ©
Cospicua, also known by its titles Città Cospicua or Civitas Cottonera, is a double-fortified harbour city in the South Eastern Region of Malta. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tarxien Temples, delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, see the interesting displays at Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Marsaxlokk Bay, and finally stroll through St. Peter’s Pool.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cospicua (Bormla) driving holiday website .

Cospicua (Bormla) is just a stone's throw from Birgu (Vittoriosa). In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Senglea.

Things to do in Cospicua (Bormla)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Marsaxlokk, Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples
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St. Peter’s Pool ©
St. Peter’s Pool
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Marsaxlokk Bay ©
Marsaxlokk Bay

4
nights
Valletta, Island of Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Valletta is known for historic sites, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola, and get a sense of history and politics at Grandmaster's Palace.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip planner .

Valletta is just a short distance from Cospicua (Bormla). In September, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Qrendi
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Valletta Waterfront ©
Valletta Waterfront

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