Malta is a tiny island in the Mediterranean, afloat between Sicily and the North African coast. I took a two-week holiday to Malta in summer 2014 and fell in love with it. Here’s everything you should do in 72 hours in Malta.
Where to Stay:
InterContinental Malta (5-star)
How to Get There:
Flights available from most UK cities; budget and domestic airlines
Malta’s capital, Valletta
For an island in the Mediterranean, Malta has very few sandy beaches. Most hotels have private beaches for their guests to enjoy, although stretches of sandy coastline can be found in the sparsely populated southern coast of the island.
Feel at Home:
English is one of Malta’s official languages.
Morning: Trek through Valletta, nipping in and out of the tiny tourist shops down the narrow streets lined with gallerias–traditional enclosed balconies jutting from the buildings. Wear comfortable shoes and opt for a rucksack instead of a wheely suitcase: everywhere in Valletta seems to be uphill! Pay a visit to some of Valletta’s tourist attractions including the Barrakka Gardens and the National Archaeology Museum and head to the sea to look back at the city’s impressive waterfront.
Noon: After a morning exploring the beautiful city, enjoy a cafe lunch at an outdoor table along St George’s Square. Leave space for a refreshing fresh orange or lemonade slush from street vendors, pushing carts through the winding streets. Catch a bus to neighbouring St Julians and check into the InterContinental Hotel.