8 days in Malta Itinerary

8 days in Malta Itinerary

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8 days in Malta Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Victoria, Island of Gozo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Valletta, Island of Malta
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
nights
Victoria, Island of Gozo

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Dwejra Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Basilica, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Spoonman’s Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ninu's Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ggantija Megalithic Temples, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Baptist, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria day trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Victoria is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December; daily highs in Victoria reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valletta.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ninu's Cave, Church of St. John The Baptist, Dwejra Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Citadel ©
Citadel

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Lascaris War Rooms. Popular historic sites such as Mnajdra and Saluting Battery are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Mellieha (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, explore the historical opulence of Grandmaster's Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malta Falconry Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Valletta journey maker app .

Drive from Victoria to Valletta in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rabat, Mdina, Malta Falconry Centre, Tarxien Temples, Mosta Parish
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City

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