17 days in Malta & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Malta & Greece Itinerary

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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©

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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 inner history buff will appreciate Saluting Battery and Casa Rocca Piccola. Explore hidden gems such as Fort St Elmo - National War Museum and Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, admire the striking features of Auberge de Castille, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Victories Church.

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New York City, USA to Valletta is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Valletta to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Side Trips

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Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery
Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Anafiotika and Philopappos Hill. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens vacation maker tool.

Fly from Valletta to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Athens sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Relax by the water at Kalivaki Beach and Damoni Beach. Rethymnon Old Town and Winery Dourakis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rethymnon with an excursion to Kourtaliotiko Gorge in Plakias--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, pause for some serene contemplation at Four Martyrs Church, take in breathtaking views at Kotsifou Canyon, and admire the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop.

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Fly from Athens to Rethymnon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Kourtaliotiko Gorge ©
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Winery Dourakis ©
Winery Dourakis

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Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lighthouse and Manousakis Winery. Explore hidden gems such as German War Cemetery and Firkas Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves), Kissamos (Strata Tours & Archaeological Museum of Kissamos) and Cretan Brewery S.A. (in Platanias). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chania Town visit planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Chania Town are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©

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Step off the beaten path and head to Lascaris War Rooms and Siege Bell War Memorial. Visit St. John's Co-Cathedral and Mdina Old City for their historical value. See even more of Valletta: steep yourself in history at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, brush up on your military savvy at Grandmaster's Palace, and appreciate the history behind Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip planning site.

You can fly from Chania Town to Valletta in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chania Town to Valletta is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway ©
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway

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