12 days in Malta Itinerary

12 days in Malta Itinerary

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12 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Victoria, Island of Gozo
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
War HQ Tunnel and Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Auberge de Castille. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valletta: Mellieha (Mellieha Beach & Ghajn Tuffieha Bay). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malta Falconry Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Valletta trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Valletta is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Valletta is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Valletta hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mdina, Rabat, Mellieha, Malta Falconry Centre, Fort Rinella
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
War HQ Tunnel ©
War HQ Tunnel

5
nights
Victoria, Island of Gozo

Victoria ©
The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cittadella Visitors' Centre and Ggantija Megalithic Temples. Get outdoors at Marsalforn Bay and Wied il-Ghasri. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ta' Cenc, learn about winemaking at Tal-Massar Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dwejra Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Valletta to Victoria by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Victoria are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Lawrenz, Church of St. John The Baptist, Xerri's Grotto, Ta' Cenc, Tal-Massar Winery
Highlights from your plan
St. George's Basilica ©
St. George's Basilica
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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