16 days in United Kingdom & Malta Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Malta Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Malta Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Burscough, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Mellieha, Malta
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
5
Comino, Malta
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Marsalforn, Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Nashville, United States

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Alton Towers (in Alton), Stonerig Raceway (in Oldham) and York (York Maze, York Shambles, & more). It doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and get your game on at Flip Out Manchester.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Manchester online day trip planner .

Nashville, USA to Manchester is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Nashville to Manchester, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in August, plan for colder days in Manchester, with highs around 67°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Manchester

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

York, Alton Towers Theme Park, Stonerig Raceway
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park
York Maze ©
York Maze

3
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth), Beacon Climbing Centre (in Caernarfon) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, experience rural life at Manorafon Farm Park, kick back and relax at Angel Bay, and take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Llandudno online vacation builder .

You can drive from Manchester to Llandudno in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Burscough.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beacon Climbing Centre, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Dragon Raiders Activity Park, Snowdon, Manorafon Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve

1
night
Burscough, United Kingdom

Burscough ©
Burscough is a large village and civil parish within West Lancashire in North West England, to the north of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.The parish also includes the hamlet of Tarlscough and the Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On the 7th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Windmill Animal Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Burscough driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Burscough takes 2 hours. In September in Burscough, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mellieha.

Things to do in Burscough

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Windmill Animal Farm ©
Windmill Animal Farm

1
night
Mellieha, Malta

Mellieha ©
A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mellieha Beach and then get in on the family fun at Popeye Village Malta.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mellieha trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burscough to Mellieha. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, Mellieha is somewhat warmer than Burscough - with highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Comino.

Things to do in Mellieha

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mdina Old City
Highlights from your plan
Popeye Village Malta ©
Popeye Village Malta
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Mellieha Air Raid Shelter ©
Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

1
night
Comino, Malta

Comino ©
While it is not the largest island of the Maltese archipelago, Comino serves as an oasis of serenity for many reasons other than its picturesque Mediterranean location.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Santa Marija Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Comino holiday planner.

Comino is very close to Mellieha. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marsalforn.

Things to do in Comino

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Santa Marija Bay ©
Santa Marija Bay

1
night
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 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dwejra Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Marsalforn trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Comino to Marsalforn takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valletta.

Things to do in Marsalforn

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ta' Pinu National Shrine, Dwejra Bay
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dwejra Bay ©
Dwejra Bay
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in the history at Saluting Battery, explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, then Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Top of the World, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta online itinerary planner .

Drive from Marsalforn to Valletta in 2 hours. In September in Valletta, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Top of the World, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fort Rinella
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Scuba & Snorkeling

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