Are you considering Malta for your next vacation, but not sure which time of the year is the best to visit? Well, it all depends on what you are after and how would you like to enjoy your holiday on this beautiful Mediterranean Island. Here are some ideas how you can spend your time in Malta depending on the seasons, which should help you with your decision.
Visit Malta in Winter (January – March)
Winter is the greenest time for Malta. The perfect time for all the adventurers, trekkers and hiking enthusiasts to enjoy the greenery of the Maltese Islands. Obviously, it rains the most in winter, but the storms in Malta generally don’t last very long and in just couple of hours the sun is out and shining again. If you’d like to benefit from some cheap deals during off season, this is the time to visit Malta. I can recommend you great winter walks around the island as well as attractions that you can visit on rainy days.
Visit Malta in Spring (April – June)
Coming to Malta in the spring months is the perfect time for sightseeing and exploring the island. The average temperature is about 20 degrees and the weather is generally more stable than in winter. It’s the time of the year when the Malta International Fireworks Festival or Medieval Mdina Festival takes place. I wouldn’t say it’s warm enough to swim, but I wouldn’t take it as a downside. Malta has such a rich history, with great number of UNESCO Heritage Sites including the entire capital city of Valletta, so you’ll have plenty to do.
Visit Malta in Summer (July– September)
Malta’s main season, being an island in the Mediterranean, is naturally summer. This is the time when the majority of tourists come for summer beach holidays and thousands of students come to the sunny island to study English. It is the warmest time of the year with the average temperature of 30 degrees and minimal rainfall. If you are the true summer lover and you can handle the high summer temperatures, then this is the time to visit. Malta has beautiful sandy and rocky beaches waiting for you as well as countless water sports for you to try! And let’s not forget all the traditional feasts that take place throughout summer on weekly basis!
Visit Malta In Autumn (October – December)
This time of the year the temperature starts decreasing but the sea is still warm after the hot summer, so this is the perfect time for those of you, who cannot handle the 30+ degrees, but would still like to enjoy the benefit of a Mediterranean island and swim in the crystal-clear Maltese waters. You might start experiencing some rain here and then, but nothing to worry about. Sightseeing becomes more enjoyable as well. This is also a busy time with important annual events such as Mdina Classic Grand Prix, Notte Bianca, Birgu Festival or the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Christmas is pretty popular time to visit the Maltese Islands and warm up a bit from the freezing weather in the UK or Czech Republic where I’m from. If you come over the festive season, don’t forget to visit the live Bethlehem in Gozo!