MORNING: There is plenty to see in and around the pedestrian town of Valletta. Take in St. John’s Cathedral and the Upper Gardens at Barrakka with views over the bay and front seats to the daily cannon firing. Home enthusiasts will appreciate Casa Rocca Piccola, a living museum and Valletta’s only privately owned palace.
12 NOON: Spot some celebs in St. Julian’s, just a short 45 minute walk away. Or, take the ferry and enjoy some ocean time.
EVENING: Book ahead to ensure you’ll get a table at either Guze Bistro or Michael’s. Either one will make an occasion out of the moment.
MORNING: After a carb-dense breakfast (it’s ok, you’ll be walking today) head south to Marsaxlokk (on Sundays, don’t miss the Marsaxlokk Market). Explore the coastal area on foot and work up an appetite for fresh seafood at lunch.
AFTERNOON: Save some energy for the medieval cities of Mdina and Rabat. Take in the 360 degree views from the top of the hill in Mdina, and just try to put your camera down.
AFTERNOON: Make sure to visit the 350-year-old Gozo Salt Pans. Sign up for a Jeep safari and you can make a day of touring the tiny island’s many sights.
EVENING: When the sun sets, casting its pink glow on everything in sight, everyone (and we mean everyone) is thinking about where to eat. If you meet a friendly local (and you will) ask for a recommendation.