I am planning a trip for my family to Malta and would love to get your comments on our itinerary.
We are three generations travelling together (from Denmark) to celebrate my mother’s 70th birthday: 5 adults ranging from 40 – 70 and 4 kids (12 – 15) and – since my dear mother is paying for the whole thing - sort of on a budget.
Anyways here goes:
Day 1 – October 14 - Friday:
We land at Malta international at 13:30 and get transferred to our self-catered apartment in Vittoriosa/Birgu. We drop our luggage and hurry down to the waterfront to get a quick seaside view of the three cities with the Maltese water taxi company, before we go have dinner at Taverna Sugu,. A short walk to Victory Square and then head home.
Day 2 – October 15 -Saturday:
The sights in Vittoriosa: Maritime museum, Inquisitors palace, the area around Il Collacio, Parish museum (probably not open), the Normann house, St Lawrence Church and the Malta at War- museum. A walk by the St. Angelo fortifications and a stroll home by the waterfront.
Day 3 - October 16. Sunday
We catch an early bus to Valletta to see the market next to the bus station. We traverse Valletta with this tour: : traveldk.com/travel-ideas/valletta-travel-it… We go grab lunch at some time at “Prego – 58 South Street, drop by the old Infirmary and check out “The Malta Experience”. Dinner somewhere? And a water taxi back to Vittoriosa.
Day 4- October 17. Monday
I Had planned a trip to go see the temples at Hal Saflieni and Hypogeum, but it appears to be fully booked. Maybe on this day we will simply chill. Families may split up and do their own thing.
Evening: A Fenkata somewhere to celebrate my birthday – recommendations are more than welcome. Yup that is me with the other thread. I am still looking for a nice place which is quickly and easily reached with public transport, not a tourist trap, and reasonably priced.
Day 5 October 18. Tuesday
By bus to Mdina and Rabat – usual sights like city wall, fortifications, cathedrals, Falzon palace, Domus Romana and the catacombs.
Day 6 October 19. Wednesday
Maybe a trip to the Blue Grotto, temples at Hagar Quim and Mnajdra, The village Marsaxklokk and perhaps a dip in Peters Pool.
Is this possible with public transport or would it be best to rent cars for this day?
Day 7 October 20. Thursday
Daytrip to Gozo maybe with a half-day visit at a local farm: ingozo.com/www.agerfoundation.com/…1 and probably the rest of the day in Victoria.
Is it possible to get to the salt pans with public transportation?
That is pretty much it. What do you think – did I miss any must do/see things out? All tips are welcomed.