Late summer stunner: why September is the best time to visit Malta

Late summer stunner: why September is the best time to visit Malta

Late summer stunner: why September is the best time to visit Malta

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September’s mellow warmth, lighter crowds on the gold-brown beaches and calendar of fascinating cultural events makes it the best time to visit Malta. Here’s what you can expect from a late-summer (or early fall) visit to this magnificent Mediterranean isle, blessed with rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and easy, weloming charm.


September welcomes visitors to Malta with a gentle transition from the scorching summer heat to more moderate temperatures. The island’s Mediterranean positioning ensures that the days are still long and sunny, with temperatures hovering between delightful 77 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 29 degrees Celsius). You’ll find it a far more pleasant than summer’s uncomfortable heat, which, when paired with Malta’s extreme humidity, can be quite overwhelming. This creates the perfect ambiance to exploring Malta’s wonders, such as the Silent City of Mdina, the elegant streets of Valletta, or the turquoise waters of Gozo Island.


Moreover, September graces Malta with a tranquil atmosphere that sets the stage for an unhurried exploration. As the peak tourist season winds down, the island takes on a far more laid-back vibe. This quieter period allows one to fully immerse themselves in the local culture, as you meander through historic streets, indulge in delectable cuisine, and interact with the warm-hearted locals. In September, the pace of life slows down just enough so you can savor every moment, offering a genuine and intimate encounter with Malta’s captivating heritage.

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Another compelling reason to choose September for your visit to Malta lies in the numerous events and festivities that take place. See Malta’s vibrant culture at its very best as tourists and locals flock to join in these idiosyncratic celebrations. One such spectacle is the annual Malta International Airshow, where aviation enthusiasts and curious onlookers can marvel at acrobatic displays and vintage aircraft. Additionally, the Malta International Folk Festival celebrates the incredible diversity and unique blend of cultures that have made the island what it is today. Historically, Malta has been a crossroads for traveling cultures, who brought their traditions, customs and unique heritage to the island. This is why Malta has such a strong folkloric tradition, and why it’s celebrated, alongside other folk traditions around the world, in this 3-day festival of dance and song.

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September is also an exceptional time to indulge in Malta’s natural splendors. The island boasts breathtaking landscapes, from the stunning Blue Grotto to the picturesque coastal cliffs of Dingli. August’s warm sea temperatures still linger well into September, inviting visitors to plunge into crystal-clear waters and explore vibrant marine life through snorkeling or scuba diving. Furthermore, nature lovers will be captivated by the lush countryside and scenic trails, relishing the tranquil beauty and panoramic views that Malta offers at every turn.

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Last but certainly not least, September reveals tasty delights to travelers seeking a culinary adventure. The harvest season is in full swing, and the island’s fertile soil yields a bounty of fresh produce. You can find juicy citrus like grapefruit and lemons, fragrant herbs and hearty veg, as well as the island’s world-famous olives – and September’s picking season. Whether you choose to savor fresh seafood by the waterfront or indulge in authentic Maltese delicacies at a charming village tavern, September offers a sensory feast that will delight even the most refined palate.


Planning a trip to Malta is exciting, but also stressful when you face all the logistics head on. From crafting the perfect itinerary to finding suitable accommodation and organizing transportation, the process can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why we recommend taking a Malta tour with Insight, where you’ll ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. By entrusting your travel arrangements to our seasoned experts, you can liberate yourself from the stress of travel planning and simply immerse yourself in the enchantment of Malta. Why fret over logistics when you can instead just relax and enjoy your vacation, knowing that every aspect of your journey has been expertly taken care of?

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