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Travel to the Island of Malta – Episode 882

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Travel to the Island of Malta – Episode 882

Hear about travel to the island nation of Malta as Chris Christensen, the Amateur Traveler, tells about a recent week-long trip to the island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea. (Podcast)

Hear about travel to the island nation of Malta as Chris Christensen, the Amateur Traveler, tells about a recent week-long trip to the island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea.

Why should you visit Malta?

Malta is an amazing island country with a rich history and spectacular scenery.

The one-week itinerary for Malta includes the following highlights:

Sunday:

  • Take a harbor cruise around Valletta.
  • Pick up a 7-day bus pass, if you are getting around by public transportation
  • Explore Valletta a UNESCO city, and visit the Upper Barrakka

Monday:

  • Take a guided tour of Valletta Underground, exploring where the residents of Valletta took shelter from WWII bombing
  • Visit St John’s Co-cathedral.
  • Lunch in Birgu 
  • Visit Mdina, the old capital, also known as the “silent city.”

Tuesday:

  • See the colorful Marsaxlokk harbor and Għar Dalam Cave with its pigmy elephant and hippo skeletons
  • Visit Ħal Tarxien, an open-air megalithic temple site.
  • Visit Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a prehistoric underground necropolis and UNESCO site.
  • Explore Fort Saint Angelo in Birgu.

Wednesday:

  • Visit Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra, UNESCO megalithic temple sites.
  • Explore the Blue Grotto (weather-dependent).
  • Visit Mdina, including the cathedral
  • Stop at a museum dedicated to the Roman Villa in Rabat.
  • Explore St Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat.

Thursday:

  • Travel to Gozo, and stay in Victoria.
  • Visit Ggantija Temples, another UNESCO site and megalithic temple.
  • Explore Citadella fortress in Victoria.
  • Have dinner in St George’s Square

Friday:

  • Visit San Blas Tower and Ramla Beach in Gozo.
  • Return to Malta in the afternoon.

Saturday:

  • Move to Fortellessa and explore Valletta.
  • Visit Upper Barrakka, Lower Barrakka, and Fort St Elmo.
  • Relax in the city and soak in the atmosphere.

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Show Notes

Travel to Malta – Episode 718
One Week in Malta – Why Malta is Worth a Visit
Getting Around in Malta: A Guide to Transportation Options
Malta Landmarks and the History Behind Them
Is Malta Worth Visiting?
Malta Private Sightseeing Tours
Valletta & Three Cities Harbour Cruise
Underground Valletta
Restaurant Don Berto
Heritage Malta Multisite Pass
Londoner Hotel, St. Jillian’s
Londoner Hotel, Sliema
Duke Hotel, Victoria Gozo
Tritoni Valletta Boutique Hotel

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the “Best Independent Travel Journalist” by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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