Wander up Valletta's Triq il-Merkanti to rummage among the market stalls selling fine linen tablecloths and embroidery. Hunt down the Church of St Paul's Shipwreck in the tangle of atmospheric backstreets to see the relics of Malta's most revered saint.
Visit Casa Rocca Piccola to peek into the life of Maltese aristocracy down the years, admire the elaborate interior of St John's Co-Cathedral, and then check out the ducal splendor of the Palace State Rooms in the Grand Master's Palace. Take in views of the scenic Grand Harbour from Upper Barrakka Gardens and book ahead for an evening performance at Monoel Theatre.
Catch an early car ferry to Mġarr from Ċirkewwa in northern Malta. Drive to Victoria and breakfast in Il-Tokk Square. Visit the Citadel and drive west to see the Azure Window rock arch at Dwejra Point.
Head for Għarb's Folklore Museum and make a short detour to see Ta' Pinu basilica before heading back toward Victoria to see the temple.