You can easily spend your days just wandering, taking in the details or admiring sweeping vistas from the city wall (pro-tip: don't miss the Upper Barrakka Gardens for impress-your-friends Instagrams of the spectacular harbour view). And Malta's fascinating history – from stone-age hunters to Roman, Moorish and Norman conquests to more than 150 years of British rule – has left its mark everywhere: if you're a museum goer, art fiend or architecture fan, you'll be in heaven in Valletta. (And if you're a sun seeker, too, rejoice, for Valletta's the sunniest capital city in all of Europe.)
PlanesMost overseas visitors touch down at Malata International Airport, about 20 minutes from Valletta by car.
BoatsThere are ferries from nearby east-coast towns, but you'll probably use those for exploring rather than arriving. If you're coming from Sicily, there's a boat service that'll bring you to Valletta.
AutomobilesDriving in Valletta is a challenge — it's an historic city with lots of one-way streets and pedestrian zones, and not much parking.