12 days in Malta Itinerary

12 days in Malta Itinerary

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12 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  17 h
1
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fort St Elmo - National War Museum and Casa Rocca Piccola. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saluting Battery and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, get engrossed in the history at Inquisitor's Palace, and see the interesting displays at Malta Postal Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Valletta trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Valletta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Valletta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Valletta to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marsaxlokk.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Birgu (Vittoriosa), Artitude Gallery, Royal Malta Golf Club, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Esplora Interactive Science Centre
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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola

2
nights
Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta

Marsaxlokk ©
Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 3,534 as of March 2014. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Parish Church of Our Lady of Pompei. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Peter’s Pool, learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), then delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, then examine the collection at Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Marsaxlokk Bay.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Marsaxlokk vacation builder .

Marsaxlokk is very close to Valletta. In March in Marsaxlokk, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Julian's.

Things to do in Marsaxlokk

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mnajdra, Dingli Cliffs, Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Chapel of the Annunciation, Fort Rinella
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St. Peter’s Pool ©
St. Peter’s Pool
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Fort Rinella ©
Fort Rinella

3
nights
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta

Saint Julian's ©
More than just another port city, Saint Julian's serves as one of Malta's most popular nightlife destinations, drawing a young crowd of weekend revelers from around Europe.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Cremona and Profumeria la Piazzetta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mdina Old City and Mosta Parish. Take a break from Saint Julian's with a short trip to Mellieha Beach in Mellieha, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Spinola Bay, stop by Paceville, take an in-depth tour of Malta Classic Car Collection Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Julian's trip planner.

Saint Julian's is very close to Marsaxlokk. In March, daytime highs in Saint Julian's are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rabat, Mdina, Mosta Parish, Profumeria la Piazzetta, Mellieha Beach
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
St Paul's Catacombs ©
St Paul's Catacombs

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