7 days in Malta & Sicily Itinerary

7 days in Malta & Sicily Itinerary

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7 days in Malta & Sicily Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Victoria, Malta
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
day
Victoria, Malta

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
On the 16th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Victoria trip tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Victoria is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Victoria is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Victoria hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Valletta.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Ggantija Megalithic Temples
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

2
nights
Valletta, 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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, learn about all things military at Fort Rinella, then explore the ancient world of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Mnajdra.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Valletta trip planner.

Getting from Victoria to Valletta by car takes about 2 hours. December in Valletta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mdina, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Mnajdra, Fort Rinella
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Fort Rinella ©
Fort Rinella
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City

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nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 19th (Thu), stop by Cittacotte, examine the collection at Museo dell'Acciuga, take in the exciting artwork at Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally don't miss a visit to Drago Artecontemporanea.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palermo trip builder .

Getting from Valletta to Palermo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bagheria
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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Museo dell'Acciuga

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