12 days in Maldives Itinerary

12 days in Maldives Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maldives trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Male, Bus to Hulhumale
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Hulhumale
— 1 night
Drive
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Male
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Kanifinolhu Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Kuredu
— 1 night
Unknown
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Rasdhoo
— 1 night
Unknown
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Maafushi Island
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hulhumale

— 1 night
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then relax and rejuvenate at Len Be Well Spa. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hulhumale Beach and then head off the coast to Hulhumale.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hulhumale online trip maker.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Hulhumale is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hulhumale due to the time zone difference. In September in Hulhumale, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Male.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Male

— 3 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the galleries of National Museum, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Male travel route planner.

Male is just a short distance from Hulhumale. In September, daily temperatures in Male can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Kanifinolhu Island.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Kanifinolhu Island

— 2 nights
On the next day, meet some fierce fish with Euro-Divers Club Med Kani.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanifinolhu Island driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Male to Kanifinolhu Island takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuredu.

Things to do in Kanifinolhu Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Kuredu

— 1 night
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Kuredu, a small resort island on Lhaviyani Atoll, is heaven on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Prodivers Maldives.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuredu holiday builder.

Explore your travel options from Kanifinolhu Island to Kuredu with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Kuredu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Rasdhoo

— 1 night
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Sand Bank and then get a dose of the wild on Rasdhoo Dive Centre.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rasdhoo online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuredu to Rasdhoo. In October, daily temperatures in Rasdhoo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Maafushi Island

— 3 nights
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Maafushi Island is known for wildlife, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Bikini Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Oak Spa, and stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island route planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. In October, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.