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Location: Sliema

Day 1 - 2 Sep 2021

Piazza Gelateria

Sliema, Piazza Gelateria
Sliema, Piazza Gelateria

Content: If you’re staying in or just visiting Sliema, you have to stop by this little gelateria. They serve crepes and amazing gelato, but have sandwiches as well. They are cheaper, (friendlier and better in my opinion) than their competitors next door.

Location: Tas-Sliema

Day 1 - 2 Sep 2021

Parish Church of Stella Maris

Tas-Sliema, Parish Church of Stella Maris

Content: We began our trip touring the city we stayed in - Sliema. We walked to Stella Maris church which was close to our Airbnb, but sadly it was closed. *Important tip: When visiting churches in Malta, make sure your legs and shoulders are covered. Some churches provide shawls, but try to be proactive and bring something to cover up with if possible.

Location: Sliema

Day 1 - 2 Sep 2021

Fond Għadir Beach

Sliema, Fond Għadir Beach
Sliema, Fond Għadir Beach

Content: The Roman baths are a must when in Sliema. They are free, and are one of the only areas with a lifeguard on duty. There will be a flag flying indicating the conditions of the water that day. There are also signs posted warning of jellyfish. If you’re not a strong swimmer, I’d recommend staying in the individual baths because the water can be very rough around the rocks in the open swim area.

Sliema Promenade

Sliema, Sliema Promenade
Sliema, Sliema Promenade

Content: This is a seaside path that leads from Sliema to St. Juliens. It offers beautiful views of the water, and there are tons of restaurants along the way where you can stop for a meal or snack. ⭐️Tip for traveling around Malta: Download the app Bolt. Bolt is basically Malta’s Uber so you can use it to take car rides, or you can also use it to rent electric scooters.

Surfside

Sliema, Surfside

Content: The restaurants along the coast are packed are night, so if you can, I’d recommend reserving a table in advance. Even though we didn’t reserve, we were able to be seated in about 10 minutes luckily. The food here was pretty good! A little pricey, but you’re mostly paying for the view.

Sliema suites

Sliema, Sliema suites
Sliema, Sliema suites
Sliema, Sliema suites

Content: My boyfriend and I stayed at an Airbnb in Sliema. Sliema is a good location to stay, but if I went again I would stay in Valletta. We chose Sliema because it was a bit cheaper than Valletta, but still close enough - 15 minutes by ferry. Important to note: make sure you have both a European plug and a UK plug. Some places have the European outlets, but many places might only have a UK outlet.

Location: Mdina

Day 2 - 3 Sep 2021

Mdina Gate

Mdina, Mdina Gate
Mdina, Mdina Gate

Content: I would highly recommend spending a day in Mdina and Rabat. Mdina is the old capital city. You can take the bus to get there from Valletta or Sliema and it only costs €2.

Location: L-Imdina

Day 2 - 3 Sep 2021

Mdina Cathedral

L-Imdina, Mdina Cathedral
L-Imdina, Mdina Cathedral

Content: It costs to get inside this cathedral, but we noticed some others sneaking in the back just to catch a glimpse of the inside, so we did too 😅

Location: Rabat

Day 2 - 3 Sep 2021

Rabat

Rabat, Rabat
Rabat, Rabat
Rabat, Rabat
Rabat, Rabat
Rabat, Rabat

Content: Mdina and Rabat are right next to each other, so it’s easy to see both in one day. Mdina has several beautiful spots for photos like this one with the blue door and greenery. Rabat also has many interesting spots to visit such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Catacombs. There are also several cute places to grab a drink in Rabat!

Location: Gozo

Day 3 - 4 Sep 2021

Gozo

Gozo, Gozo

Content: We took the Gozo Fast Ferry from Valletta to Gozo. It’s the quickest and easiest way to get between the two islands!

Location: Ir-Rabat Għawdex

Day 3 - 4 Sep 2021

Citadel

Ir-Rabat Għawdex, Citadel
Ir-Rabat Għawdex, Citadel
Ir-Rabat Għawdex, Citadel
Ir-Rabat Għawdex, Citadel
Ir-Rabat Għawdex, Citadel

Content: We spent most of the day exploring the Citadel. It’s located on top of a hill and from there you can enjoy stunning views of the island of Gozo below. You can explore parts of the Citadel for free, but if you want to see other areas such as the old prisons, you’ll need to purchase a ticket. No need to purchase in advance, you can buy them on arrival and depending on what you’d like to be included, they can be as cheap as €5.

Location: San Lawrenz

Day 3 - 4 Sep 2021

Blue Hole

San Lawrenz, Blue Hole
San Lawrenz, Blue Hole
San Lawrenz, Blue Hole

Content: We next took a Bolt ride to the Blue Hole. This spot is stunning and definitely a must-see! You’re able to swim in the Blue Hole as well. Lucky for us it wasn’t too crowded when we were there.

Location: San Lawarenz

Day 3 - 4 Sep 2021

Inland Sea Divesite

San Lawarenz, Inland Sea Divesite
San Lawarenz, Inland Sea Divesite
San Lawarenz, Inland Sea Divesite
San Lawarenz, Inland Sea Divesite

Content: Opposite the Blue Hole is this cool swimming spot. The water is a bit calmer here. You can also pay for a 15 minute boat ride that takes you into several caves where you can see intensely blue water and pink coral. Beware though, the water can be pretty rough on the boat ride so if you’re afraid of boats or get seasick easily, you may want to avoid this activity. They also take you passed where the famous Azure Window used to be before it collapsed into the sea in 2017.

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Day 3 - 4 Sep 2021

Xlendi Bay

, Xlendi Bay

Content: We took another Bolt ride to get to Xlendi Bay, where we ate dinner at the Churchill restaurant and it was very good! We had a beautiful view of the bay as well.

Location: Comino

Day 4 - 5 Sep 2021

Blue Lagoon

Comino, Blue Lagoon
Comino, Blue Lagoon
Comino, Blue Lagoon

Content: Iceland isn’t the only place with a Blue Lagoon! This spot is very touristy, but if you go in the morning or in the off-season, it won’t be as crowded. There is no direct ferry from Valletta to Comino. Instead, take the bus from Valletta to Cirkewwa. It takes about 50 minutes but costs only 2€. Then, take the ferry from Cirkewwa to Comino. The ferry costs €13 round trip if you buy online. We used Comino Ferries Co-Op. You have to get a pineapple cocktail! You can pick the type of cocktail inside. It costs 10€, and refills are half price.

Location: Sliema

Day 4 - 5 Sep 2021

Piazza Gelateria

Sliema, Piazza Gelateria

Content: Stopped for gelato at our favorite spot in Sliema once again.

Location: Valletta

Day 5 - 6 Sep 2021

National War Museum - Fort St Elmo

Valletta, National War Museum - Fort St Elmo
Valletta, National War Museum - Fort St Elmo
Valletta, National War Museum - Fort St Elmo
Valletta, National War Museum - Fort St Elmo
Valletta, National War Museum - Fort St Elmo

Content: The National War Museum at Fort St Elmo is a great way to spend a good chunk of the day. The museum is very interesting and you should plan to spend at least 2-3 hours there. The museum costs 10€ per person.

Location: Il-Belt Valletta

Day 5 - 6 Sep 2021

Upper Barrakka Gardens

Il-Belt Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens
Il-Belt Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens
Il-Belt Valletta, Upper Barrakka Gardens

Content: The Upper Barrakka Gardens are a great place to spend the evening. At 12pm and 4pm every day they fire off a canon from the Gardens. It draws a pretty big crowd, so get there a bit early to get a good viewing spot. You’re also able to have a drink up there, and watch the sunset.

Location: Valletta

Day 5 - 6 Sep 2021

Eddie's Cafe Regina

Valletta, Eddie's Cafe Regina

Content: This is a nice place to grab an aperitif and/or some food!

Location: Cospicua

Day 6 - 7 Sep 2021

Valletta - 3 Cities Ferry

Cospicua, Valletta - 3 Cities Ferry

Content: If we had one more day in Malta, we would’ve taken the ferry to see the Three Cities. The ferry is very cheap from Valletta, and there’s plenty to see and do to occupy you for a day.