59 days in Malta Itinerary

59 days in Malta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malta route planner

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Valletta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pieta
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Paola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Senglea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birgu (Vittoriosa)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cospicua (Bormla)
— 1 night
Drive
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Marsaxlokk
— 4 nights
Taxi
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Birzebbuga
— 1 night
Taxi
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Qrendi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingli
— 1 night
Taxi
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Mdina
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mellieha
— 8 nights
Ferry
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Qala
— 1 night
Taxi
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Nadur
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Ggantija
— 1 night
Taxi
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San Lawrenz
— 2 nights
Taxi to Gozo, Ferry to Comino
17
Comino
— 1 night
Ferry to Ċirkewwa, Bus to Bugibba
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Bugibba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Valletta
— 3 nights
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Valletta

— 3 nights

Most Proud

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.
St. John's Co-Cathedral and St. Francis' Church Valletta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit War HQ Tunnel and Saluting Battery for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Palace Armoury, and explore the galleries of Casa Rocca Piccola.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valletta trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Valletta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Valletta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Valletta: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pieta.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pieta

— 3 nights
Pietà is a small town Central Region of Malta, located on the outskirts of the capital city Valletta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ta’ Braxia Cemetery and Msida Parish Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarria Church and Church of St George. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Turkish Martyrdom, get outside with Duck Village, try your luck at Malta Racing Club, and admire the natural beauty at Msida Bastion Historic Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pieta trip builder site.

Pieta is just a stone's throw from Valletta. In June, daily temperatures in Pieta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paola.

Things to do in Pieta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Paola

— 2 nights
Paola is a town in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 7,864 people . Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariam Al-Batool Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paola Parish Church, then delve into the distant past at Tarxien Temples, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally appreciate the history behind Chinese Garden of Serenity. On the next day, play a few rounds at Royal Malta Golf Club, then do a tasting at Marsovin, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sir Luigi Preziosi Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paola online road trip planner.

Paola is just a short distance from Pieta. June in Paola sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Senglea.

Things to do in Paola

Parks · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Senglea

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Gardjola Gardens. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Twelid tal-Vergni Marija (m.b. Bambina) - Nativity of the Virgin Mary.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Senglea trip website.

Senglea is just a short distance from Paola. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Birgu (Vittoriosa).

Things to do in Senglea

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Birgu (Vittoriosa)

— 3 nights
Popular historic sites such as Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront and Inquisitor's Palace are in your itinerary. St. Lawrence's Church and Kalkara Naval Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Birgu (Vittoriosa) tour itinerary planner.

Birgu (Vittoriosa) is just a short distance from Senglea. In June, daytime highs in Birgu (Vittoriosa) are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cospicua (Bormla).

Things to do in Birgu (Vittoriosa)

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Cospicua (Bormla)

— 1 night
Cospicua, also known by its titles Città Cospicua or Civitas Cottonera, is a double-fortified harbour city in the South Eastern Region of Malta. On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Church and then steep yourself in history at Immaculate Conception Church.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Cospicua (Bormla) travel route planner.

Cospicua (Bormla) is just a stone's throw from Birgu (Vittoriosa). In June, daytime highs in Cospicua (Bormla) are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marsaxlokk.

Things to do in Cospicua (Bormla)

Historic Sites

Marsaxlokk

— 4 nights
Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 3,534 as of March 2014. Step out of the city life by going to St. Peter’s Pool and Il-kalanka Beach. Knisja tal-Madonna ta' Pompei and Torri Mamo will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Marsaxlokk Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at St Thomas Bay, hunt for treasures at Sunday Fish Market, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Thomas Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marsaxlokk tour planning site.

Marsaxlokk is very close to Cospicua (Bormla). Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birzebbuga.

Things to do in Marsaxlokk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Birzebbuga

— 1 night
Birżebbuġa, sometimes spelt Birzebbugia, is a seaside town in the Southern Region of Malta, close to Marsaxlokk. On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borg in-Nadur Temples, don't miss a visit to Saint George Redoubt, then pause for some photo ops at End of Cold War Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pretty Bay. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Ghar Hassan Cave.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Birzebbuga trip planner.

Birzebbuga is very close to Marsaxlokk. In June in Birzebbuga, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Qrendi.

Things to do in Birzebbuga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Qrendi

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mnajdra. Take a break from the city and head to Malta Falconry Centre and Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja). Popular historic sites such as Mnajdra Temples and Pjazza San Nikola are in your itinerary.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Qrendi trip maker website.

Qrendi is very close to Birzebbuga. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Dingli on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Qrendi

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingli

— 1 night
Dingli is a village in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of 3,608 as of March 2014. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Dingli Cliffs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Magdalene Chapel, and then delve into the distant past at Dingli Cart Ruts (Clapham Junction) and Caves.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dingli online sightseeing planner.

Dingli is just a stone's throw from Qrendi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Mdina.

Things to do in Dingli

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Mdina

— 7 nights

Silent City of Malta

The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
Popular historic sites such as Mdina Old City and Mdina Dungeons are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Fomm Ir-Rih and Ta’ Qali National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, appreciate the history behind Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosta Parish, and get to know the fascinating history of Church St. Agatha - Sant' Agatha.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mdina trip maker website.

Mdina is just a short distance from Dingli. In June, daytime highs in Mdina are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Mellieha.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mellieha

— 8 nights
A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paradise Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Lady of the Grotto and Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mellieha Beach and Armier Bay Beach. Step out of Mellieha with an excursion to Deep Med Freediving in Sliema--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Gnejna Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Golden Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mellieha journey planning website.

Mellieha is just a stone's throw from Mdina. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Qala.

Things to do in Mellieha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Qala

— 1 night
Qala is a village on the island of Gozo, Malta, with a population of 2,284 as of March 2014. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hondoq Bay, explore the activities along Xatt I-Ahmar Bay, and then kick back and relax at Dahlet Qorrot Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Qala trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mellieha to Qala in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Qala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nadur.

Things to do in Qala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nadur

— 3 nights
Nadur is a village in Gozo, Malta. Visit Ramla Bay and San Blas beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Gakbu and San Guzepp. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Tal Mixta Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghajnsielem Parish Church, admire the landmark architecture of Nadur Parish Church, and admire the verdant scenery at Lunzjata Valley.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nadur attractions planning site.

Nadur is just a short distance from Qala. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ggantija.

Things to do in Nadur

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ggantija

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Ggantija Megalithic Temples.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ggantija driving holiday app.

Ggantija is just a stone's throw from Nadur. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Lawrenz.

Things to do in Ggantija

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

San Lawrenz

— 2 nights
San Lawrenz is a village on the island of Gozo, Malta. On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Dwejra Bay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Gharb, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sannap Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the verdant scenery at Wied il-Mielah Window, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Lawrence Parish Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Dwejra Tower.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Lawrenz trip builder.

San Lawrenz is just a stone's throw from Ggantija. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Comino.

Things to do in San Lawrenz

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Comino

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to St. Mary's Tower and then explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Comino itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from San Lawrenz to Comino in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bugibba.

Things to do in Comino

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Bugibba

— 7 nights
A vivacious seaside resort, Bugibba sits on the northern tip of Malta and serves as part of a string of resorts that make this stretch of the coastline the island's most popular vacation destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Xemxija Heritage Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Buggiba Perched Beach and Top of the World. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Salini National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Fort Madalena.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bugibba trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Comino to Bugibba in 2.5 hours. July in Bugibba sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Valletta.

Things to do in Bugibba

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Valletta

— 3 nights

Most Proud

On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at National Museum of Archaeology, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Grandmaster's Palace, get engrossed in the history at Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St. John, then take a stroll through Strait Street, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valletta trip maker site.

Drive from Bugibba to Valletta in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.

Island of Gozo travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Castles · Scuba & Snorkeling
Isle of Calypso
The tiny island of Gozo, often called "Malta's little sister," sits in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and lures visitors with its unspoiled natural scenery. Located less than 100 km (60 mi) south of Sicily, the rugged island remains one of Europe's most remote and least developed tourist destinations. Despite this, Gozo draws big crowds with its countryside filled with old churches, historical fortifications, and megalithic archaeological sites. Ideal for taking a relaxing break from the Mediterranean's overcrowded vacation destinations, Gozo allows you to explore its cultural heritage and natural charms at your own pace. Start at Victoria, the island's largest city, known for its ancient citadel, museums, and churches.