18 days in Malta Itinerary

18 days in Malta Itinerary

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18 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Sliema
ferry:  15​min
1
Valletta
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
2
Sliema
— 8 nights
bus:  15​min
3
Saint Julian's
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
4
Qawra
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Bugibba
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
St. Paul's Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Island of Gozo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Mellieha
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
9
Comino
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h
End: Sliema

1
night
Valletta

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 9th (Wed), Head underground at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, then learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, and finally see the interesting displays at Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Archaeology, then learn about all things military at Malta Maritime Museum, then learn about all things military at Malta at War Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Valletta trip site .

Sliema to Valletta is an approximately half hour ferry ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. September in Valletta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Sliema.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Birgu (Vittoriosa), Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Hagar Qim Temples, Fort Rinella
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Malta at War Museum ©
Malta at War Museum

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nights
Sliema

Sliema ©
Situated on Malta's northeastern coastline, Sliema features a well-developed waterfront, the favorite stomping ground of the nation's wealthy upper class.
Sliema is known for wildlife, shopping, spas, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Malta Blue Diving, zoom along the surf with Jetfly, get a new perspective on things with Dive Systems, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sliema trip itinerary planning site .

Sliema is very close to Valletta. In September in Sliema, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Saint Julian's on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Sliema

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mediterraneo Marine Park
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Diveshack ©
Diveshack
Malta Blue Diving ©
Malta Blue Diving
Watercolours Dive Centre ©
Watercolours Dive Centre

1
night
Saint Julian's

Saint Julian's ©
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.
On the 19th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with Neptunes Diving Malta, take in the waterfront activity at Portomaso Marina, and then get a new perspective on things with Dive Malta Dive Centre.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Julian's road trip planning site .

Saint Julian's is very close to Sliema. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Qawra.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Neptunes Diving Malta
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Dive Malta Dive Centre ©
Dive Malta Dive Centre
Neptunes Diving Malta ©
Neptunes Diving Malta
Portomaso Marina ©
Portomaso Marina

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night
Qawra

Qawra ©
Little more than a sleepy fishing settlement for nearly a thousand years, Qawra now forms part of one of Malta's busiest coastal resorts, popular with both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Adventure Diving Malta, discover the deep blue sea with Scubanauts Dive School, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Malta National Aquarium.

Plan trip to Qawra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Qawra is just a short distance from Saint Julian's. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bugibba.

Things to do in Qawra

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Malta National Aquarium ©
Malta National Aquarium

1
night
Bugibba

Bugibba ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Malta Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum, then steep yourself in history at St Paul's Catacombs, and finally see some colorful creatures with Buddies Dive Cove.

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Bugibba is very close to Qawra. In September, daytime highs in Bugibba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to St. Paul's Bay.

Things to do in Bugibba

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rabat, Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, Malta Aviation Museum
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Buddies Dive Cove ©
Buddies Dive Cove
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum ©
St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum ©

1
night
St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul's Bay ©
Named after the saint who laid the foundations of Christianity on Malta over two millennia ago, St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mdina Dungeons, then discover the deep blue sea with New Dimension Scuba, and then discover the deep blue sea with Maltaqua.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Paul's Bay trip itinerary site .

St. Paul's Bay is very close to Bugibba. In September, daytime highs in St. Paul's Bay are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Island of Gozo.

Things to do in St. Paul's Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mdina Dungeons
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New Dimension Scuba ©
New Dimension Scuba
Mdina Dungeons ©
Mdina Dungeons

2
nights
Island of Gozo

Island of Gozo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then see some colorful creatures with Scuba Kings Dive Centre, and then explore the activities along Ramla Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Basilica, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bubbles Dive Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Island of Gozo journey planner.

Traveling by car from St. Paul's Bay to Island of Gozo takes 1.5 hours. In September in Island of Gozo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mellieha.

Things to do in Island of Gozo

Outdoors Beaches Nature
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Ramla Bay ©
Ramla Bay
Bubbles Dive Centre ©
Bubbles Dive Centre
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves ©
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves

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night
Mellieha

Mellieha ©
A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Mellieha Parish Church, kick back and relax at Mellieha Beach, and then stroll through Golden Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mellieha visit planner.

You can drive from Island of Gozo to Mellieha in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Mellieha are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Comino.

Things to do in Mellieha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Golden Bay
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Golden Bay ©
Golden Bay
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Mellieha Parish Church ©
Mellieha Parish Church

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Comino

Comino ©
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 26th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Marija Bay and then explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Comino trip itinerary builder .

Comino is just a stone's throw from Mellieha. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Comino

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Santa Marija Bay ©
Santa Marija Bay