Packing List for a Week in Malta

There’s no need to cram your entire closet into a suitcase, everything you need for a week in Malta can fit in a carryon. Here is the packing list I used and I still had room for a few souvenirs!

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Summers in Malta are extremely hot and dry, but since it’s a little bitty baby island, there are swimming spots almost everywhere you go. I brought an outfit for every day and ended up wearing a bathing suit underneath my clothes the whole time. In the afternoon I’d go back to the hotel, freshen up and change into a sundress for the rest of the evening.

  • 6 Lightweight Tops
  • 6 Shorts/Skirts
  • 3 Sun Dresses
  • Lightweight Jacket or Sweater
  • 2 Swimsuits
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers – I was more comfortable walking around in my Keds than my sandals
  • Comfortable wedges to wear with your sundresses in the evening
  • Undergarments – a set for every day
  • Socks
  • Comfortable pants and top to travel in
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Toiletries/First Aid

  • Prescriptions
  • Small First Aid Kit- anti diarrheal, anti nausea, ibuprofen, blister care
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Hair Brush/Accessories
  • Face Lotion
  • Face Wash
  • Makeup
  • Feminine Products
  • Vaseline – I don’t know about you, but I chafe like crazy in the summer. Bring some jelly to lather on your trouble spots and ease the friction.


  • Passport – as always, the most important item since you cannot leave the country without it
  • Copies of passport – in case your passport is misplaced, this will make replacing it a whole lot easier. I keep a print out and a picture on my phone.
  • Travel insurance
  • Print out of hotel address – so you don’t have to depend on your cell battery
  • Wallet with Debit and Credit card
  • Book
  • Headphones for the plane
  • Camera
  • Camera Charger
  • Extra Memory Card
  • Phone – you won’t have service, but Malta has free WiFi all over the place, including on every public bus.
  • Phone charger
  • Travel Adaptor – make sure yours is compatible with EU outlets. I like this one because it
  • Towel – PackTowl is the absolute best towel for travel. It is compact and dries ridiculously fast.
  • Snorkel – if you don’t already own one, there are plenty of places to buy one in Malta.
  • Daypack – a small bag to carry your wallet, camera, towel, and snorkel during the day. I used a backpack purse like this one.

Click here for a printable Malta Packing List

Have fun in Malta!

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