41 days in Malta, Italy & Greece Itinerary

41 days in Malta, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Valletta, Malta
— 10 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 4 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Rethymnon
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 6 nights
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Valletta, Malta — 10 nights

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.
Relax by the water at St. Peter’s Pool and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lascaris War Rooms and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valletta: Mellieha Air Raid Shelter (in Mellieha) and Malta Classic Car Collection Museum (in Qawra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosta Rotunda, appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, and explore the activities along Spinola Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Valletta is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Valletta is minus 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Valletta at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, explore the ancient world of Tempio d'Iside, delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus, and finally explore the ancient world of Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido. On the next day, kick back and relax at Marina of Lobra, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina di Puolo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala di Puolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento visit planner.

Fly from Valletta to Sorrento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. July in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Moai Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Maccarese (Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare & Bau Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Centro Storico di Venezia. Get outdoors at Bagni Smeraldo and Sabbia e Sale Feeling Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua), Verona (Ponte Scaligero, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Basilica Palladiana (in Vicenza). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lindos.
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Lindos, Greece — 4 nights

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Ancient Kamiros and Acropolis of Lindos. Family-friendly places like Agios Pavlos Beach and Plakia Beach will thrill your kids. When in Lindos, make a side trip to see Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli in Eleousa, approximately Eleousa away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, stroll through Lindos Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Vliha Bay, and contemplate the long history of The Church of the Panagia.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lindos tour builder site.

Getting from Venice to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Lindos due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in July since evenings lows in Lindos dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.
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Rethymnon, Greece — 6 nights

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Monastery of Arkadi and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kalivaki Beach and Baja Beach Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Chania Town (Etz Hayyim Synagogue, MINOAN'S WORLD, &more), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spilies Beach, identify plant and animal life at Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, and stroll through Georgioupolis Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos in August, Rethymnon is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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