11 days in Mumbai, Italy & Malta Itinerary

11 days in Mumbai, Italy & Malta Itinerary

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11 days in Mumbai, Italy & Malta Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  14 h 30 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Marsalforn, Malta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India


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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Khotachiwadi, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mumbai holiday maker site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 24th (Thu), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Mumbai to Venice with the Route module. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In October, Venice is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valletta.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Valletta, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Valletta journey planner .

You can fly from Rome to Valletta in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Valletta dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Marsalforn.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mdina Old City, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Fort Rinella
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Fort Rinella ©
Fort Rinella

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nights
Marsalforn, Malta

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dwejra Bay.

Plan trip to Marsalforn with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Valletta to Marsalforn in 2 hours. October in Marsalforn sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsalforn

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Dwejra Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Dwejra Bay ©
Dwejra Bay

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