21 days in Island of Malta, Sicily & Sardinia Itinerary

21 days in Island of Malta, Sicily & Sardinia Itinerary

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Fly
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Valletta, Malta
— 7 nights
Ferry to Pozzallo, Taxi to Syracuse
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Palermo, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Drive to Laconi
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Laconi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Fly to Gran Canaria Airport

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Valletta, Malta

Most Proud

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valletta: Mellieha (Popeye Village Malta & Mellieha Parish Church) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in St. Paul's Bay). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens, see the top attractions with Merill Eco Tours, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Valletta planning tool.

Maspalomas, Spain to Valletta is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Syracuse, Italy

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vermexio, and finally head off the coast to Ortigia. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero del San salvatore, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Valletta to Syracuse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Taormina, Italy

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): skim along the rocks with Sicily Legend, go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Taormina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Agrigento, Italy

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Collezione La Gaipa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle dei Templi, and then relax and rejuvenate at Seta Spa and Wellness.

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You can drive from Taormina to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Agrigento sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

5
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Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Venture out of the city with trips to Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo (in San Vito lo Capo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, and make a trip to Duomo di Cefalu.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo day trip site.

You can drive from Agrigento to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Laconi.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Laconi, Italy

Change things up with these side-trips from Laconi: Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo (in Gesturi), Su Nuraxi (in Barumini) and Parco della Giara Tuili (in Tuili).

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Palermo to Laconi. In May in Laconi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Laconi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Island of Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.

Sicily travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Sardinia travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.