12 days in Malta & Cyprus Itinerary

12 days in Malta & Cyprus Itinerary

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1
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
2
Xaghra, Malta
— 2 nights
3
Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
4
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 1 night


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3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Rocca Piccola and Malta Aviation Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay. Step out of Valletta to go to Mellieha and see Mellieha Parish Church, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Catacombs, and explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Valletta route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Valletta. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valletta, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Xaghra.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Mdina, Mellieha, Malta Aviation Museum, St Paul's Catacombs, Malta at War Museum
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Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola
Fort Rinella ©
Fort Rinella
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Xaghra, Malta

Xaghra ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, explore the fascinating underground world of Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the activities along Ramla Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dwejra Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dwejra Bay, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Xaghra trip itinerary planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Valletta to Xaghra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Xaghra

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Lawrenz, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, St. George's Basilica, Scuba & Snorkeling, Church of St. John The Baptist
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Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves ©
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ramla Bay ©
Ramla Bay

2
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Appreciate the collections at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Oleastro Olive Park and Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like The House of Dionysus and Edro III Shipwreck. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Neophytos Monastery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kings Avenue Mall.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paphos trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xaghra to Paphos. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. June in Paphos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Larnaca.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, Edro III Shipwreck, Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
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Oleastro Olive Park and Museum ©
Oleastro Olive Park and Museum
Off-Road & ATV Trails
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

1
night
Larnaca, Cyprus

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
On the 8th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Camel Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mackenzie Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Larnaca trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Larnaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Larnaca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Camel Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mackenzie Beach ©
Mackenzie Beach
Camel Park ©
Camel Park

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