22 days in Island of Malta & France Itinerary

22 days in Island of Malta & France Itinerary

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Valletta, Malta
— 12 nights
Paris, France
— 9 nights


Valletta, Malta — 12 nights

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.
Valletta is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, and engage your brain at Esplora Interactive Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Valletta travel itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Valletta is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Valletta is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Valletta, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Paris, France — 9 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Fri) at Disneyland Paris. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Getting from Valletta to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
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Island of Malta travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.