18 days in Maldives, Mauritius & Socotra Island Itinerary

18 days in Maldives, Mauritius & Socotra Island Itinerary

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18 days in Maldives, Mauritius & Socotra Island Itinerary

Start: Moline, United States
Fly:  31 h
1
Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
2
Beau Champ, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
4
Socotra Island, Yemen
— 4 nights
Fly:  40 h
End: Moline, United States

5
nights
Male, Maldives

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), explore the galleries of National Museum, stroll through Artificial Beach, and hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Male trip itinerary planner.

Moline, USA to Male is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Moline to Male, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Moline in April: high temperatures in Male hover around 90°F and lows are around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Beau Champ.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hulhumale
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
night
Beau Champ, Mauritius

Beau Champ ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, then tee off at Anahita Golf Club, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beau Champ trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Beau Champ. Traveling from Male to Beau Champ, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Male in April, expect Beau Champ to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Beau Champ

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Ile aux Cerfs
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Anahita Golf Club ©
Anahita Golf Club

3
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flic En Flac: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches), SSR Botanic Garden (in Pamplemousses) and Chateau De Labourdonnais (in Mapou). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, get in on the family fun at Casela Nature Parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flic en Flac Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Vallee des Couleurs.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Flic En Flac trip maker website .

You can drive from Beau Champ to Flic En Flac in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in April, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Socotra Island.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chamarel, Jummah Mosque, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Scuba & Snorkeling, Casela Nature Parks
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Casela Nature Parks ©
Casela Nature Parks

4
nights
Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island ©
Off coast of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, Socotra Island has developed in almost total isolation, yielding a biodiversity that is unique in the world.
Socotra Island is known for parks, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Qalansiyah Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shoab beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skand Peak, and get outside with Dihamri Marine Protected Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Socotra Island tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Flic En Flac to Socotra Island with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Socotra Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Socotra Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Qalansiyah Beach ©
Qalansiyah Beach
Shoab beach ©
Shoab beach
Diksam ©
Diksam

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