5 days in Malta Itinerary

5 days in Malta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 2 nights
2
Xaghra, Island of Gozo
— 1 night
3
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then take in the history at Saluting Battery, then look for gifts at Marquis de Vissac, and finally steep yourself in history at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), then appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally take in the waterfront at Valletta Waterfront.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Valletta day trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Valletta is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Birmingham to Valletta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in July, things will get a bit warmer in Valletta: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Xaghra.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

1
night
Xaghra, Island of Gozo

On the 8th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Ggantija Megalithic Temples, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ta' Pinu National Shrine.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Xaghra road trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Valletta to Xaghra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Xaghra sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Julian's.

Things to do in Xaghra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Victoria, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ta' Pinu National Shrine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Citadel ©
Citadel

1
night
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta

More than just another port city, Saint Julian's serves as one of Malta's most popular nightlife destinations, drawing a young crowd of weekend revelers from around Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Claire, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Malta National Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint Julian's online vacation builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Xaghra to Saint Julian's in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Malta National Aquarium, Mdina Old City, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Malta National Aquarium ©
Malta National Aquarium

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