14 days in Malta & Sicili Itinerary

14 days in Malta & Sicili Itinerary

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14 days in Malta & Sicili Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Sicili, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15 min
3
Sliema, Malta
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
4
Saint Julian's, Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Ggantija, Malta
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Mellieha, Malta
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Mdina, Malta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
Sicili, Italy

Sicili ©
On the 6th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castello Macchiaroli, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico di Teggiano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Battistero Paleocristiano San Giovanni in Fonte, and finally examine the collection at Museo Civico Multimediale. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico de Roccagloriosa, admire the sheer force of Cascate Capelli di Venere, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Cognome.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sicili vacation planner.

Washington DC, USA to Sicili is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Sicili. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Sicili

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padula, Teggiano, Centro Storico de Roccagloriosa, Cascate Capelli di Venere
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Museo del Cognome ©
Museo del Cognome
Museo Civico Multimediale ©
Museo Civico Multimediale

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

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, ponder the world of politics at Grandmaster's Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Rinella, and steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valletta trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sicili to Valletta in 10.5 hours. In March in Valletta, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sliema.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Rinella, Mosta Parish, 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, Malta

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 11th (Sat), stop by Soap Cafe, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then choose your vessel at Malta Self Drive Boats.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sliema travel itinerary planner.

Sliema is just a short distance from Valletta. In March in Sliema, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Soap Cafe ©
Soap Cafe

1
night
Saint Julian's, Malta

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 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), take a stroll through Paceville, then wander the streets of Spinola Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. George's Bay.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Julian's holiday planner.

Saint Julian's is just a short distance from Sliema. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ggantija.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mosta Parish
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Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay
Mosta Parish ©
Mosta Parish
Paceville ©
Paceville

3
nights
Ggantija, Malta

Ggantija ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Basilica, delve into the distant past at The Citadel, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica, then explore the striking landscape at Azure Window, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dwejra Bay, then explore the fascinating underground world of Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, and then do a tasting at Tal-Massar Winery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ggantija trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Saint Julian's to Ggantija in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Ggantija are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mellieha.

Things to do in Ggantija

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gharb, Victoria, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, Dwejra Bay, Azure Window
Highlights from your plan
Tal-Massar Winery ©
Tal-Massar Winery
Azure Window ©
Azure Window
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

1
night
Mellieha, Malta

Mellieha ©
A growing town in the northwestern section of Malta, the lively tourist destination of Mellieha sits perched between two picturesque bays.
On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Mellieha, steep yourself in history at Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, and then find something for the whole family at Popeye Village Malta. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Malta National Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Malta Classic Car Collection Museum, then don't miss a visit to St Agatha's Tower, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mellieha Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mellieha trip builder.

Mellieha is very close to Ggantija. In March, daily temperatures in Mellieha can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mdina.

Things to do in Mellieha

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Qawra
Highlights from your plan
Mellieha Beach ©
Mellieha Beach
Popeye Village Malta ©
Popeye Village Malta
Malta National Aquarium ©
Malta National Aquarium

1
night
Mdina, Malta

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 17th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at St Paul's Catacombs, explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), then delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mdina online itinerary creator.

Mdina is very close to Mellieha. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mnajdra, St Paul's Catacombs
Highlights from your plan
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)

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