17 days in Malta, Vatican City & San Marino Itinerary

17 days in Malta, Vatican City & San Marino Itinerary

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17 days in Malta, Vatican City & San Marino Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Victoria, Malta
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Vatican City, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India


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4
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Get out of town with these interesting Valletta side-trips: Mnajdra (in Qrendi), Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum (in Mdina) and Rabat (St Paul's Catacombs & Casa Bernard). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the galleries of Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and take in nature's colorful creations at San Anton Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valletta trip builder app .

New Delhi, India to Valletta is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Valletta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Valletta to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rabat, Mdina, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, San Anton Gardens, Hagar Qim Temples
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

2
nights
Victoria, Malta

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire all the interesting features of Xwejni Salt Pans, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then explore the activities along Inland Sea, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dwejra Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Victoria trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Valletta to Victoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Victoria

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xwejni Salt Pans, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Inland Sea, Dwejra Bay, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

5
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Vatican City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, and see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatican City trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria to Vatican City. Traveling from Victoria in December, things will get a bit cooler in Vatican City: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

2
nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, contemplate the long history of Montale Tower, examine the collection at Modern Weapons Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Graziani.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read City of San Marino sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vatican City to City of San Marino takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Vatican City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in City of San Marino, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Marino Adventures
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San Marino Adventures ©
San Marino Adventures
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan
Guaita ©
Guaita

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