5 days in Valletta, Mdina & Island of Gozo Itinerary

5 days in Valletta, Mdina & Island of Gozo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Valletta
1
Valletta
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Mdina
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  1 h 15 min
3
Xaghra
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
End: Valletta

2
nights
Valletta

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, take in the waterfront activity at Marsaxlokk Bay, and admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Valletta. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mdina.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Marsaxlokk Bay, Mnajdra, Popeye Village Malta
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Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

1
night
Mdina

Mdina ©
The city of Mdina has long been called the "Silent City of Malta" due to the fortified walls that confine this medieval town.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, examine the collection at Carmelite Priory Mdina, explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, thenget to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mosta Parish.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mdina trip itinerary builder site.

Mdina is just a stone's throw from Valletta. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Xaghra.

Things to do in Mdina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mosta Parish
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) ©
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul

1
night
Xaghra

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Citadel, thenexplore the world behind art at Gran Castello Historic House, and finally delve into the distant past at Ggantija Megalithic Temples.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xaghra road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mdina to Xaghra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. March in Xaghra sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xaghra

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Victoria, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ta' Pinu National Shrine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

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