7 days in Malta Itinerary

7 days in Malta Itinerary

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Valletta, Island of Malta
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Ferry to Gozo, Taxi to Victoria
— 2 nights
Taxi to Gozo, Ferry to Cirkewwa, Bus to Malta, Fly to Cairo


Valletta, Island of Malta — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Valletta to Mellieha to see Paradise Bay about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and contemplate the long history of Casa Rocca Piccola.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Valletta tour itinerary planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Valletta is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Valletta is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Valletta hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Comino.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Comino — 1 night

While it is not the largest island of the Maltese archipelago, Comino serves as an oasis of serenity for many reasons other than its picturesque Mediterranean location.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Marija Bay and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Comino trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Valletta to Comino takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Comino can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Victoria — 2 nights

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramla Bay. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, delve into the distant past at Ggantija Megalithic Temples, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Comino to Victoria in 2 hours. In August in Victoria, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Malta travel guide

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.

Island of Gozo travel guide

Geologic Formations · Castles · Scuba & Snorkeling
Isle of Calypso
The tiny island of Gozo, often called "Malta's little sister," sits in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and lures visitors with its unspoiled natural scenery. Located less than 100 km (60 mi) south of Sicily, the rugged island remains one of Europe's most remote and least developed tourist destinations. Despite this, Gozo draws big crowds with its countryside filled with old churches, historical fortifications, and megalithic archaeological sites. Ideal for taking a relaxing break from the Mediterranean's overcrowded vacation destinations, Gozo allows you to explore its cultural heritage and natural charms at your own pace. Start at Victoria, the island's largest city, known for its ancient citadel, museums, and churches.