12 days in Malta Itinerary

12 days in Malta Itinerary

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12 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  32 h
1
Valletta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15 min
2
Sliema
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
3
Saint Julian's
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Mellieha
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Mdina
— 1 day
Fly:  32 h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
Valletta is known for sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Grandmaster's Palace, and contemplate the long history of Casa Rocca Piccola.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valletta trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 32-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Valletta to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Sliema.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marsaxlokk Bay, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Fort Rinella
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Valletta Waterfront ©
Valletta Waterfront

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Watercolours Dive Centre and then choose your vessel at Malta Self Drive Boats.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sliema trip itinerary planner.

Sliema is just a short distance from Valletta. April in Sliema sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Julian's.

Things to do in Sliema

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Malta Self Drive Boats ©
Malta Self Drive Boats
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 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, go for a stroll along the water at Portomaso Marina, then take a stroll through Spinola Bay, and finally wander the streets of Paceville.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Julian's vacation builder.

Saint Julian's is just a stone's throw from Sliema. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mellieha.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay
Paceville ©
Paceville
Portomaso Marina ©
Portomaso Marina

4
nights
Mellieha

A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
Change things up with a short trip to The Citadel in Victoria (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mellieha Beach, explore the activities along Paradise Bay, meet the residents at Malta National Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Mellieha Air Raid Shelter.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mellieha trip planner.

Mellieha is just a short distance from Saint Julian's. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mdina.

Things to do in Mellieha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Citadel, Malta National Aquarium, Azure Window
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Azure Window ©
Azure Window
Popeye Village Malta ©
Popeye Village Malta

1
day
Mdina

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, then explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Paul's Catacombs, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mdina itinerary builder.

Mdina is just a short distance from Mellieha. In April, daily temperatures in Mdina can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mnajdra, St Paul's Catacombs
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
St Paul's Catacombs ©
St Paul's Catacombs

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