48 hours in Malta (in Winter)

Visiting Malta during winter and unsure of what to do?

Malta is a destination that can be visited all year round. If your aim is to go swimming, get a tan or lie on the beach, then maybe going in winter isn’t the best option for you. However, you can equally have just as fun at this small but great archipelago under Italy.

Malta is abundant in history, mostly due to its succession of powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, French and British (yes, you can even see the famous British telephone booth in some areas). Because of these rulers, Malta has transformed into a mixture of different cultures, a lot of it you can see in the types of buildings they have.

Did you know?

  • Malta has a long history – there is evidence that suggests that civilisations have been living in Malta since 5000 BC!
  • It has only been independent for 54 years –Β Following 150 years as a British colony, Malta only gained its independency in 1964
  • Its a popular Hollywood film location –Β due to its untouched, unspoilt nature, pristine coastlines and ancient artefacts, Mala has been used as a film-location in a number of different shows / movies including Gladiator, Troy, Game of Thrones etc.
  • There are no national parks – although Malta hols some of the world’s best architectures and natural landscapes, you won’t be able to find a single forest or national park in Malta. There are zero mountains or rivers across the archipelago.

Below is a short itinerary of what you can do in Malta for a city break and although its during winter, it is still MUCH, much warmer than cold, wet London.

Day 1:

  • Hire car from Malta airport
  • Drive to Marsaxlokk – Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats – the Luzzus.
  • Drive to Blue Grotto
  • Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples
  • Dingli Cliffs
  • Mdina
  • Eat a cheese Pastizzi

 

Day 2:

  • Drive to Valletta and explore the coastline
  • Grandmaster’s Palace & St. Georges Square
  • St Johns Co-Cathedral
  • Gardjola
  • Grand Harbour
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Ruins of the Royal Opera House
  • Great Siege Monument
  • Fort St. Elmo
  • Piazza Regina
  • Take a bus to Sliema (the other side of Valletta)

Below is my gallery to spark some inspiration and hopefully entice you to visit this lovely country for your next city break!

For more information on what to see and do, visit their website here

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