7 days in Malta & Sicily Itinerary

7 days in Malta & Sicily Itinerary

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7 days in Malta & Sicily Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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4
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.
Take a break from Valletta with a short trip to Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valletta day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Valletta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Valletta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Valletta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Fort Rinella, Mdina Old City, San Anton Gardens, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, get a taste of the local shopping with Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Palermo online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Monreale
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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