4 days in Malta Itinerary

4 days in Malta Itinerary

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4 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Xewkija, Island of Gozo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Damascus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Malta Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, then don't miss a visit to The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Parisio & Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Valletta is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Valletta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Valletta: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Xewkija.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway, Malta Aviation Museum, Casa Bernard, Palazzo Parisio & Gardens
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Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway ©
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway
War HQ Tunnel ©
War HQ Tunnel
Casa Bernard ©
Casa Bernard

1
night
Xewkija, Island of Gozo

Xewkija ©
Xewkija is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, contemplate the long history of Cittadella Visitors' Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Spoonman’s Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Basilica, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Xewkija trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Valletta to Xewkija takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xewkija

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Victoria, Blue Hole
Highlights from your plan
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
St. George's Basilica ©
St. George's Basilica
Church of St. John The Baptist ©
Church of St. John The Baptist

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