9 days in Malta Itinerary

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Sliema, Island of Malta
— 3 nights
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 2 nights
Sliema, Island of Malta
— 2 nights


Sliema, Island of Malta — 3 nights

Situated on Malta's northeastern coastline, Sliema features a well-developed waterfront, the favorite stomping ground of the nation's wealthy upper class.
Take a break from Sliema with a short trip to Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Parisio & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patrick's Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sliema is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Sliema due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sliema, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Valletta.
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Valletta, Island of Malta — 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Casa Rocca Piccola, look for gifts at The Silversmith's Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

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Valletta is just a short distance from Sliema. March in Valletta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sliema.
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Sliema, Island of Malta — 2 nights

On the 15th (Wed), wander the streets of Spinola Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Jesus of Nazareth, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosta Rotunda, then view the masterpieces at Christine X Art Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sliema road trip planner.

Sliema is very close to Valletta. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.