Plan Your Trip to Malta Guide and Itinerary
Malta is a tiny European country located in the central Mediterranean. It is a perfect place for you to visit if you are chasing the last summer rays before the winter without the crazy crowds.
In this blog post, you will find out everything you need to know to plan your perfect trip to Malta: Where is Malta, what is the best time to visit Malta, where to stay in Malta, how to travel around Malta, and 3 day Malta itinerary.
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Even though Malta is one of the smallest European countries, there is a lot to see there.
This guide gives you information and tips to plan your perfect holiday and also includes a three-day itinerary. The itinerary includes all the highlights without being over packed so you can enjoy Malta as a relaxing holiday and also get the most out of it.
I have spent 3 full days in Malta and I hope I can one day return to explore more of this beautiful island.
Table of content
Where is Malta
Best Time to Visit Malta
Where to Stay in Malta
How to Travel Around Malta
3 Day Malta Itinerary
1. Where is Malta
Malta is an archipelago (group of islands) in the central Mediterranean. The Maltese Archipelago is made up of three main islands: the largest Malta (also referred to as mainland), Comino (home of the famous Blue Lagoon) and Gozo. Whilst the archipelago consists of many other smaller islands as well, those three are the only inhabited ones.
Its geographical position between Sicily and the North African coast is a reason for the country’s long and hot summers, thus making it for the perfect summer escape when the rest of Europe is dealing with cold and rainy days.
2. Best Time to Visit Malta
High season: June to August
Average daily temperature: 29C - 32C / Average nightly temperature: 24C - 28C
Advantages: Almost guaranteed great weather
Disadvantages: Can be too hot to do much during the day, high humidity, high season is also the most touristy time, attracting the most crowds and high prices
Shoulder season: September to November - the best time to visit
Average daily temperature: 28C - 25C / Average nightly temperature: 25C - 22C
Advantages: great weather, not too hot, ideal temperatures of seawater for swimming, lower rates than in high season
Disadvantages: can still be quite busy, especially on the weekends, can get colder and rainier towards the end of the season
Low season: December to February
Average daily temperature: 18C - 16C / Average nightly temperature: 15C - 13C
Advantages: Low prices and no crowds
Disadvantages: A lot of rainy days, strong winds
Shoulder season: March to May
Average daily temperature: 20C - 24C / Average nightly temperature: 15C-20C
Advantages: less rainy days than in low season, temperatures on the rise, fewer tourists than in high season thus lower rates and not too crowded at main tourist attractions
Disadvantages: sea might still be too cold for swimming
3. Where to Stay in Malta
There are many places you can stay in Malta depending on what you are after.
Valletta is the capital city of Malta. The rates in high season can be quite high as there is limited accommodation available.