20 days in Reykjavik, Malta & Algiers Itinerary

20 days in Reykjavik, Malta & Algiers Itinerary

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20 days in Reykjavik, Malta & Algiers Itinerary

Start: Algiers, Algeria
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Victoria, Malta
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
4
Comino, Malta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Algiers, Algeria
— 4 nights
End: Algiers, Algeria

6
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Trips to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Selfoss (Fridheimar & KeriĆ°). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip maker tool .

Algiers, Algeria to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Reykjavik. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Algiers in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Selfoss, Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park, Bridge Between Continents
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thermal Spas

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Valletta side-trips: Malta National Aquarium (in Qawra) and Mellieha (Popeye Village Malta, Mellieha Beach, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St Paul's Catacombs.

Plan trip to Valletta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Reykjavik to Valletta in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In August, Valletta is much warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Rabat, Saint Julian's, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City

2
nights
Victoria, Malta

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Ramla Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and finally delve into the distant past at The Citadel. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Gozo Ferry Port, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then Head underground at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valletta to Victoria takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Victoria are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Comino.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Church of St. John The Baptist, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Ta' Pinu National Shrine, Gozo Ferry Port
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Santa Marija Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Comino trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Comino in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Comino

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

4
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Change things up with these side-trips from Algiers: Tipasa (Tombeau de la Chretienne & Tipasa Archaeological Park). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, wander the streets of Kasbah of Algiers, see a world frozen in time at Le Bastion 23 - Palais des Rais, and examine the collection at Musee National du Bardo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Algiers trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Comino to Algiers. Expect slightly colder evenings in Algiers when traveling from Comino in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Algiers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tipasa Province
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo

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