Get the Most out of a Weekend Break to Malta

6 August 2017

Do you have a few days to spare and fancy a whistle-stop tour of one of Europe’s most prized gems? Then read this guide of the must see and must do things in Malta to entice you to visit! This guide will ensure that you get the most out of your weekend holidays in Malta!


Malta is under three hours from most Air Malta European destination. In the blink of an eye you can be on your way to a little slice of Mediterranean paradise. With over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, it’s one of the sunniest places in Europe. It also makes for the perfect escape from everyday life, with minimal travel time. 


Whatever your budget, and whatever type of accommodation you’re looking for, you’ll find something to suit you! You can opt for a hostel, rent out an apartment, indulge yourself with 5-star luxury, or even “glamp” in a tent overlooking a picturesque bay. If time is short, look for somewhere central like Valletta, Sliema, or St Julian’s. Also, make sure that you can easily get to and from your location using public transport if necessary! If your stay is just for a couple of days, a hotel is probably the best option so you can spend more time exploring, and less time worrying about things like cooking!



If time is of the essence, you need to find the quickest and most efficient way of getting around. Luckily, Malta is small and you can get from one end of the island to the other in just over an hour, so you can quickly get to pretty much anywhere. Public transport is cheap and efficient and runs from 5am until 11pm. Hiring a car is a convenient option to consider too as you have the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds the way you want to as you get from A to B.

Top things to do

There is so much to experience in Malta, it would be difficult to fit it all in, even if you were here for a month! If you’re just here for a weekend break, it helps to know the must-see things so you can tick them off of your list.  

1. First up is the silent city of Mdina, an ancient fortified city on top of a hill where cars aren’t allowed. There is a huge range of museums, restaurants, and great spots to sit and enjoy the view from its bastions. A visit to Malta is only complete once you see this majestic city.

2. You must also make the time to visit the capital and tour the magnificent Grand Harbour by boat. This way you can get a true idea of the natural beauty of the harbour and the beautiful architecture of The Three Cities, and of course, the walled city of Valletta.

3. Malta is famous for its underground catacombs, ancient temples, and historic sites, so it would be a shame to have a flying visit and not see at least one of them. Check out the Hypogeum in Paola for an amazing experience of its underground network of caves, incredible acoustics, and mysterious history. 

Once you’ve been to Malta for a weekend break, there’s every chance you’ll be so transfixed by its charm and beauty that you’ll book again, but this time for longer!

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