Weekend in Malta – Road.Travel

Weekend in Malta

Road Trip Route. Explore the culture, Meet with locals, Enjoy the sun and the sea.

Malta is a truly amazing country. Despite its miniaturization, the island state offers to see a large number of unique cultural and historical monuments of different eras. Maltese nature will also leave no one indifferent, as the coastline of Malta is rich in numerous rocks and bays. The country has small size and tiny cities, located very close to each other, so it is convenient to move by car or maybe even on foot. Most of the scenario is concentrated in Valletta (Malta's capital) and covers one of its islands.

History and Culture. From: Valletta

Nataliya Kharlanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1:


Rubino is considered one of Valletta's finest restaurants for Maltese cuisine.

Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq)

After a long flight and a hearty dinner, a walk through the Upper Gardens of Baracca in the capital city of Valletta will be a good end of the day.

Day 2:

67 Kapitali

Café "Il-Kapitali Cafe" offers a wide range of breakfasts, but if desired, you can use the restaurant, which is located right in the hotel Osborne. The cafe opens at 9:00.

St. John's Co-Cathedral

St. John's Cathedral is a unique Baroque building of Malta, built in the 16th century. Open on weekdays from 09.30 to 16.00 and from 09.30 to 12.00 on Saturday. Closed on Sundays and holidays.

Grandmaster's Palace and Armoury

The palace is one of the main buildings of the capital of Malta. From the outside the palace looks inconspicuous and even boring, but the interior decoration makes a rather vivid impression. The distance from St. John's Cathedral to the palace is very small: both by car and on foot a man will spend 5 minutes. So it's possible to park the car and walk. It's time to visit the palace before 5:00 p.m.

Il Pirata

Il Pirata, a family-run restaurant, has a good reputation in Malta and offers a wide range of Italian cuisine.

Ħaġar Qim Temples

Megalithic temples are one of the things that come to Malta for. Among them is Hajar-Kim, a religious building of the oldest value, protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Fund. The amazing temple complex was built in the 4th century B.C. and annually attracts a large number of interested tourists. When sending to this place, it is worth considering the fact that the object is located under the open sky. Therefore, care should be taken that the scorching sun can cause inconvenience.

Mdina Gate

Malta's ancient capital, Mdina, can be called an open-air museum. This city was able to preserve its medieval appearance, which fascinates travelers.

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

Malta is a favorite place for beach holidays, so it is difficult to choose one good beach. The sandy beach of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is one of the most picturesque here. Its main advantage is that there are not as many tourists here as there are on the central beaches. However, it will take enough time to get to it, as it is located in the western part of Malta.

Wigi's Kitchen

The peculiarity of the restaurant Wigi's is that the menu here changes every day, offering visitors a variety of dishes. It is necessary to check the restaurant's operating mode, as it is closed on Sundays.

Day 3:

Caffe Cordina

Breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant or in the Caffe Cordina coffee shop, which was founded more than 175 years ago and is a great success not only for tourists, but also for locals. The cafe opens at 8:00.