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I fulfilled a lifelong dream and finally visited Malta for my 25th birthday this year. Even in the middle of January, the weather was around 65 F (18.5 C) and so sunny! While you could easily spend weeks exploring Malta, I’ve listed below the top 4 MUST SEE places in Malta on your next trip!

1 // OLD TOWN VALLETTA

4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With WagnerI wanted a quieter, more peaceful vacation so I opted to stay in old town Valletta. Full of history, charming streets, and an old historic fort (popular during WWII), this city gave me easy access to the more lively town of St. Julian’s and Sliema as well as other locations around the island.

Walk down the side streets, explore local restaurants, climb to the fort (or, be like me, and take the elevator), and relive one of Winston Churchill’s favorite cities :)

2 // THE BLUE GROTTO

4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With WagnerDefinitely invest in a boat ride through the Blue Grotto. Less than a hour long, the tour guide will take you through various caves and inlets, exposing you to blue and green water that you can only imagine! If you’re like me and worried about getting seasick, don’t be! Even though you’re in small boats, I didn’t get seasick at all!

3 // MDINA, THE NOBLE CITY

4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With WagnerAs I’ve previously mentioned in an earlier blog post, Mdina was one of the most charming cities I’ve ever visited. Due to its low population (think: a few hundred people) and lack of motorized vehicles, the city was empty when I visited. Definitely plan on spending an afternoon wandering the hidden streets and taking in the beautiful light reflecting off the buildings.

4 // THE ISLAND OF GOZO

4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With WagnerYou could easily spend a few days exploring the island of Gozo. The only way to reach this island is via a ferry! You might end up recognizing places on the island from “Game of Thrones” (like the above picture) :) A mixture of history, religion, and beauty, I was in awe around every corner. Make sure to explore the old town of Victoria, definitely not a place to be missed!

Pope John Paul II celebrated mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu in 1990. This basilica reminds me of one of my favorite places in the United States, Chimayo. Along the walls of the basilica are crutches, wheelchairs, and notes talking about the miracles that have occurred there. An absolutely tear-jerking and moving experience.

4 Must See Places Malta via Wayfaring With Wagner
Hopefully I’ve convinced you that Malta needs to be your next trip.

Hints + Tips:

+ Public transportation is very well-established. Don’t rent a car! Instead, take the bus (21 Euros for a 7-day pass on all public transporation) or take a taxi (really cheap and you can haggle the price).
+ Spend at least 5 days in Malta. I only spent 3.5 days and didn’t have enough time to see nearly everything on my list.
+ Visit in the winter months. Flights are cheap (thanks Ryanair!), accommodations are a fraction of the price, and the weather is still really nice!
+ This post highlights other not-to-miss places in Malta!

Any questions on Malta? Feel free to leave them in the comment section!

8 Comments

  1. Malta looks unbelievable! One of my favorite professors in college was from Malta (best accent ever!) and I have been dying to visit ever since! I especially want to see the Blue Grotto – it looks like one of those places that you have to see to believe!

    xx, Caitlin

  2. so beautiful, Jordan!! thanks for adding yet another place to my ever-growing list ;) but seriously, I’m pinning this to my travel board for trip planning – thanks for doing this post!

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  4. Loved Malta! One of my fave countries! I was there solo in Feb of this year and had a great time exploring all the little towns and villages. xo

  5. Having been wrenched away from malta at a very early age to come to not so sunny England, I try to visit at least once a year to remind me what I am missing. This, with my wife I have managed for approx 20 years, and yet there are still places I have yet to see. While I agree that there have been several improvements and updates, some items have gone never to be seen again. The Azure Window was a tragedy, just goes to prove how fragile life and this planet is.
    On a personal note, the original gateway to Valetta is sorely missed. What happened there?
    I agree we are all entitled to an opinion but sometimes common sense should prevail.

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