I ended up staying in Malta for 8 nights because I was waiting for a cheap flight out of the country. That was definitely too long and I’d recommend Malta for 4 nights especially if you’re actively moving exploring the country.
Ok, it was close to free! It was in the free “area code”. I used 44,000 Radisson Rewards hotel points to stay at the Radisson Blu Malta Golden Sands rather than paying the $300+/night the hotel was retailing for. Plus, I got an upgraded room!
If you’re flying for 15 hours, you’ll probably want to make yourself comfortable. This is the journey from Los Angeles to Sydney in the Qantas 747 Business Class seats.
While in Malta, be sure to block out a few hours to check out the Mdina Gate. It’s another fortress on Malta!
“How to get around Malta” should be the first question you ask when you arrive. The roads are narrow, buses are late, taxis are not too bad and Uber is not available.