8 days in Malta Itinerary

8 days in Malta Itinerary

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Xaghra, Island of Gozo
— 1 night
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 6 nights


Xaghra, Island of Gozo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): go deep underground at Xwejni Salt Pans, then contemplate the long history of St. George's Basilica, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Ta' Mena Estate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, then make a trip to Ggantija Megalithic Temples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xaghra Parish Church.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Xaghra day trip planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Xaghra is an approximately 24.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Xaghra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Xaghra

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Valletta, Island of Malta

— 6 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Step off the beaten path and head to Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway and War HQ Tunnel. Go for a jaunt from Valletta to Mellieha to see Ghajn Tuffieha Bay about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, explore the galleries of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront.

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

Traveling by ferry from Xaghra to Valletta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Malta travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · 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.