8 days in Malta Itinerary

8 days in Malta Itinerary

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8 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Marsalforn, Island of Gozo
— 1 day
Drive + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Comino
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  2​h
3
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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Marsalforn, Island of Gozo

Marsalforn ©
The busiest vacation resort on the island of Gozo, the small town of Marsalforn offers a pleasant seafront promenade backed by a string of low-rise hotels and apartment complexes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Gran Castello Historic House, explore the historical opulence of Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ggantija Megalithic Temples.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marsalforn travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Marsalforn is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Marsalforn due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsalforn: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Comino.

Things to do in Marsalforn

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Victoria, Ggantija Megalithic Temples
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Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Gran Castello Historic House ©
Gran Castello Historic House
Citadel ©
Citadel

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Comino

Comino ©
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 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Marija Bay and then explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Comino trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Marsalforn to Comino takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Comino are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Comino

Parks Nature Beaches
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Santa Marija Bay ©
Santa Marija Bay

4
nights
Valletta, Island of 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.
Take a break from Valletta with a short trip to Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Valletta online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Comino to Valletta takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mosta Parish, Marsaxlokk Bay, Mnajdra, Popeye Village Malta, Mdina Old City
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Popeye Village Malta ©
Popeye Village Malta

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