5 days in Malta Itinerary

5 days in Malta Itinerary

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5 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  8​h
1
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marsalforn, Island of Gozo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mdina, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Paphos


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night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cirkoncizzjoni tal-Mulej.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Valletta road trip planning tool .

Paphos, Cyprus to Valletta is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Valletta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to St. Paul's Bay.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Valletta Waterfront ©
Valletta Waterfront

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St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta

St. Paul's Bay ©
Named after the saint who laid the foundations of Christianity on Malta over two millennia ago, St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then meet the residents at Malta National Aquarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Paul's Bay route planner .

St. Paul's Bay is just a stone's throw from Valletta. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marsalforn.

Things to do in St. Paul's Bay

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Malta National Aquarium
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Malta National Aquarium ©
Malta National Aquarium

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Marsalforn, Island of Gozo

Marsalforn
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.
For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Marsalforn trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from St. Paul's Bay to Marsalforn takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will leave for Mdina on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Marsalforn

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Mdina, Island of Malta

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Hagar Qim Temples, Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), explore the different monuments and memorials at St Paul's Catacombs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mdina road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marsalforn to Mdina takes 1.5 hours. August in Mdina sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marsaxlokk.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

St Paul's Catacombs, Mnajdra, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta

Marsaxlokk ©
Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 3,534 as of March 2014. On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at St. Peter’s Pool and then go for a stroll along the water at Marsaxlokk Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marsaxlokk trip itinerary app .

Marsaxlokk is very close to Mdina. In August, daytime highs in Marsaxlokk are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marsaxlokk

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marsaxlokk Bay ©
Marsaxlokk Bay
St. Peter’s Pool ©
St. Peter’s Pool

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