25 days in Malta, Salzburg & Switzerland Itinerary

25 days in Malta, Salzburg & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Xaghra, Malta
— 2 nights
2
Valletta, Malta
— 7 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 8 nights
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
5
Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Xaghra, Malta

Discover out-of-the-way places like Ramla Bay and Blue Hole. Popular historic sites such as Ta' Pinu National Shrine and Ggantija Megalithic Temples are in your itinerary.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Xaghra vacation website.

Madrid, Spain to Xaghra is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Xaghra when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Xaghra

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Victoria, Gharb, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Blue Hole
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves ©
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves
Ramla Bay ©
Ramla Bay

7
nights
Valletta, Malta

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mosta Parish and Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul. Step out of the city life by going to Spinola Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Malta Classic Car Collection Museum (in Qawra) and Mellieha (Mellieha Parish Church, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Valletta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Xaghra to Valletta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mellieha, Mdina, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul
Mosta Parish ©
Mosta Parish

8
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get outdoors at Untersberg and Gosauseen. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Werfen (Eisriesenwelt & Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen), Pfarrkirche U. L. Frau Geburt in Altenmarkt im Pongau (in Altenmarkt im Pongau) and Obertraun (Obertraun Bathing Area/Lakeside Recreation Area & Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilika St. Michael, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg vacation builder tool.

Getting from Valletta to Salzburg by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Valletta in September, plan for little chillier days in Salzburg, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Werfen, Obertraun, Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, Pfarrkirche U. L. Frau Geburt in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Petersfriedhof ©
Petersfriedhof
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone ©
Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Jungfraujoch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Harderkulm and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Hofkirche (in Lucerne). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and look for gifts at Molitor.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Interlaken by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Aare Gorge, Molitor
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get some historical perspective at Gruyeres Castle and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chaplin's World and HR Giger Museum. Step out of Montreux with an excursion to Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreux, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale de Lausanne, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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