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Malta is a great destination any time of year. Malta in June is just perfect.

The sun is shining, the air temperature is warm, the sea is perfect for swimming, snorkeling or diving, and tourist crowds are still far from the peak months of July and August.

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Valetta’s spectacular waterfront

The Complete Guide to Visiting Malta in June

From weather and water conditions to top accommodations and activities, here’s what to expect for an early summer getaway in Malta.

Typical June Temperatures:

– Average High: 77°F/25°C
– Average Low: 63°F/17°C
– Average Water Temperature: 70°F/21°C
– Rainfall: 0.5 inches over 7 days

Wind:

– Light winds, nothing too serious

Best Things To Do in Malta in June

With 10 sunny hours per day, temperatures are ideal for sightseeing, swimming, and enjoying dinner al fresco during June.

All of these make June a good time to visit Malta, regardless of your travel style and preferences.

Read my article about the best things to do in Malta, as it offers plenty of insight on how to spend a pleasurable and relaxing holiday.

Here are some of the best things to add to your Malta visit bucket-list for the month of June:

St Peter's Pool in Malta

St Peter’s Pool in Malta, one of the most popular bathing and snorkeling spots – not too busy in June by comparison to the peak season

Beach, Pool & Sunbathing Time

My all time favorite beach in Malta is Ghajn Tuffieha, a small bay located to the north of the island. Check out my Ghajn Tuffieha Bay guide to see how to get there are what to expect.

Saint Peter’s Pool is another interesting spot for swimming and snorkeling in Malta.

To get to St. Peter’s Pool you need to take a boat trip from Marsaxlokk, and then walk on the slabs of stone for about 10-15 minutes.

 

Another beach in Malta I simply adore is Ramla Beach. Located on Gozo, the smaller island of the Maltese archipelago, Ramla is a long stripe of fine golden sand to die for.

June evenings on Ramla Beach are a match made in heaven. The sun sets late, so you can enjoy your beach time even after 7 pm.

The yellow sand makes a striking contrast with the blue sea and the white waves. The golden hour light is so beautiful that you may never want to leave this beach.

Ramla Bay beach is a short drive or bus ride from Mgarr, the harbor where ferries from Malta to Gozo arrive.

There are hotels nearby, ideal for a tranquil beach holiday. That’s on my to do list for this year.

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The Upper Barakka Gardens in Valetta, as seen from the Three Cities

Valetta Visit

Valletta, Malta’s compact capital city, offers visitors a fascinating look into over 400 years of intricate architecture, history, and culture.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the late 16th century by the Knights of St. John, the “City Built by Gentlemen” is ideal for walking with Baroque palaces, bustling shops, steeped-in-tradition restaurants, and ornate churches lining the charming narrow streets.

As Valetta is built on a hill, brace yourself for some cardio, particularly if you want to wander all of the narrow streets that connect the waterfront to the central area of the town..

Must-see attractions include St. John’s Co-Cathedral with its stunning interior and Caravaggio paintings, exploring the open-air Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour, or experiencing the changing of the guard ceremony outside the Grandmaster’s Palace.

With the Mediterranean Sea surrounding this fortified peninsula, Valletta provides picture-perfect views from almost anywhere in the city. I surely took some amazing shots in both Upper and Lower Barakka Gardens, as well as by the waterfront and by the main gate to the town.

June evenings are mild, so you can spend a full day in Valetta without having to carry additional clothing items to keep you warm at night.

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Street view in Senglea, one of the Three Cities

Three Cities Visit

The historic Three Cities region offers visitors a glimpse into Malta’s past, with fortified cities testifying to the islands’ strategic location in the Mediterranean.

The houses adorned with Maltese balconies and the narrow streets of the three cities are amazing. Expect to spend at least two hours roaming around and taking photos..

The 3 Cities are home to the Malta at War museum – check it out for a better understanding of our fascinating history.

A quick yet scenic ferry ride across the Grand Harbor transports travelers back several centuries to explore the original Maltese capitals now called Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua.

I chose to walk from Valetta to the Three Cities, in order to get a gist of offbeat Malta, where locals live and work.

From the Triton Fountain by Valetta’s main gate I walked for about 2 hours, with several brief stops along the way. I did it in the month of April, though, not in June. I think June is a bit too hot for such a long walk, unless you take it early in the morning.

The easier and nicer option to get from Valetta to Three Cities is by water taxi.

I took the water taxi to get back from Vittoriosa to Valetta. The boat ride takes about 5 minutes and it costs 2 Euro. This is a 6-people shared ride, so you may need to wait for other travelers to join.

Mdina, Rabat & Catacombs

Mdina deserves half a day, if you can afford it.

Check out my in-depth article about Mdina, the Silent City.

The best thing about this walk inside the walled citadel of Mdina is that you don’t feel the heat as heavily as outside the walls. Those urban architects were smart, the citadel stays cooler than the rest of the island even on the hottest weather.

June is a good time to visit Mdina. There are flowers blooming everywhere, the sun shines all day long, and the citadel walls keep you cool even during the hottest time of the day.

Rabat is a very nice town where you can easily spend several hours.

In Rabat there are many catacombs you can visit.

St Paul’s Catacombs Complex is the largest. About 20 of all catacombs in Saint Paul’s complex are open to the public.

In June, the temperature inside the catacombs is significantly lower than the air temperature.

Dingli Cliffs & Other Walks

The Dingli Cliffs are windy, so you may enjoy cooling off a bit.

This walk is spectacular. Malta’s countryside smells so good in June, with all those blossoming weeds scattered along the clifftops!

Museums & Megalithic Temples Visit

Prehistoric ruins and artifacts are history buffs’ heaven. Malta is home to prehistoric temples dating from 5,500 to 2,500 BC. Apparently this makes them older than the pyramids in Egypt.

Make sure you do visit at least Ggantija Temples on Gozo, Tarxxien Temples, and the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park.

You’ll love the museum by the entrance to Ggantija, just take my word for it.

Day Trip to Gozo

Take advantage of the day you visit Ggantija Archaeological Complex and Museum to see some of Gozo, the charming little island with a rural touch and way less crowds.

Take the last ferry of the day back to Malta to enjoy a magnificent sunset on water.

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The Blue Lagoon in Malta in June – less than stellar experience

Comino & The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon on Comino in June is chocked-full with people.

I visited it on my way from Malta to Gozo, but I didn’t feel like staying there more than needed to take a tour around and capture some photos.

It’s hard to imagine how this place feels in the peak season.

Yet, it deserves a visit, as the scenery is very beautiful.

Check out my article about the best Blue Lagoon Malta boat trips to see how you can get there.

 

Snorkeling & Diving

Snorkeling in Malta is your chance to find Nemo, the clown fish, on the bottom of the sea, surrounded by a wide array of fish.

The sea temperature in June is perfect for snorkeling.

Beware of jellyfish, though!

I photographed my first pink jellyfish in Malta in June, while snorkeling in Saint Paul’s Bay. I took the photo and moved away from the pink beauty to avoid getting stung.

Malta National Aquarium

Located in Qawra, the Malta National Aquarium is home to over 250 species of fish and marine life.

The Malta National Aquarium ticket costs 12.95 Euro, a bit pricey in my opinion.

You can get your free entrance with the 3-day or 7-day Malta MultiPass.

Click here to see what other objectives it includes and to get yours now.

What To Pack for Malta in June

Pack layers for cool evenings and lightweight clothing for hot Mediterranean afternoons.

Bring good walking shoes, as the weather in June is perfect for trekking. Dingli Cliffs are only one of the spectacular walking trails in Malta.

Clubbers will want to pack their club dresses, as there are many such venues in Malta, particularly in the areas of St. Julian’s and Paceville.

Should you stay in Bugibba, expect lively evenings, lots of restaurants and bars, as well as a fancy night club. Bring clothes for your favorite evening activities.

Valetta is also lively in June, with lots of events, festivals and celebrations. You don’t need special outfits for that,

Pack your camera or get your smartphone ready to capture some amazing Maltese sunsets.

With insider details on weather, trip planning basics, and top seasonal attractions, travelers can make the most of Malta’s fantastic summer conditions this June.

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