9 days in Mumbai, Italy & Malta Itinerary

9 days in Mumbai, Italy & Malta Itinerary

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9 days in Mumbai, Italy & Malta Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  14 h 30 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India


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1
day
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 20th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally don't miss a visit to Marine Drive.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. October in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then take in the exciting artwork at Vittorio Costantini Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai to Venice. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in October, with highs in Venice at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence trip site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 25th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome route planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Valletta.

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Historic Sites Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Valletta, Malta

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 27th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosta Parish, then explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Valletta online road trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Valletta in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rome in October, Valletta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosta Parish, Mnajdra, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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