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: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola, and ponder the world of politics at Grandmaster's Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Valletta vacation builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 32-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In May in Valletta, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Sliema.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Fort Rinella, Marsaxlokk Bay
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 19th (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Watercolours Dive Centre and then choose your vessel at Malta Self Drive Boats.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sliema trip itinerary planner.

Sliema is just a stone's throw from Valletta. In May, daytime highs in Sliema are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Julian's.

Things to do in Sliema

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, go for a stroll along the water at Portomaso Marina, then wander the streets of Spinola Bay, and finally take a stroll through Paceville.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Julian's holiday planner.

Saint Julian's is just a stone's throw from Sliema. May in Saint Julian's sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mellieha.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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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.
Take a break from Mellieha with a short trip to The Citadel in Victoria, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mellieha Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Paradise Bay, meet the residents at Malta National Aquarium, and get in on the family fun at Popeye Village Malta.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mellieha travel planner.

Mellieha is just a short distance from Saint Julian's. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mdina.

Things to do in Mellieha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mdina Old City, explore the ancient world of Hagar Qim Temples, then contemplate the long history of Mnajdra, then stroll the grounds of St Paul's Catacombs, and finally examine the collection at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mdina tour planner.

Mdina is very close to Mellieha. In May, daytime highs in Mdina are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mnajdra, St Paul's Catacombs
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
St Paul's Catacombs ©
St Paul's Catacombs

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