16 days in Malta Itinerary

16 days in Malta Itinerary

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16 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Xlendi, Island of Gozo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

10
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trabuxu Wine Bar. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Francis' Church Valletta and Auberge de Castille. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valletta: Mellieha (Mellieha Beach, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, & more), The Citadel (in Victoria) and Ggantija Megalithic Temples (in Ggantija). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and don't miss a visit to Three Cities.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Valletta holiday planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In August, Valletta is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off toXlendi.

Things to do in Valletta

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Rabat, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Mnajdra
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Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway ©
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway
War HQ Tunnel ©
War HQ Tunnel
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral

2
nights
Xlendi, Island of Gozo

Xlendi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cittadella Visitors' Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xaghra Parish Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Xerri's Grotto, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ta' Cenc.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Xlendi travel planner.

You can drive from Valletta to Xlendi in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xlendi

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Xaghra, Cittadella Visitors' Centre, Ta' Cenc, Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Highlights from your plan
Cittadella Visitors' Centre ©
Cittadella Visitors' Centre
Ta' Cenc ©
Ta' Cenc
Xerri's Grotto ©
Xerri's Grotto

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