8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maldives trip planner

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Male
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Maafushi Island
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Male

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Male Fish Market or Mare Scuba Concept. Get some cultural insight at Grand Friday Mosque and Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque). When in Male, make a side trip to see Hulhumale Mosque in Hulhumale, approximately Hulhumale away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach, admire the masterpieces at National Centre for the Arts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artificial Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Male road trip app.

Polokwane, South Africa to Male is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Polokwane to Male is 3 hours. Traveling from Polokwane in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Male, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Maafushi Island

— 1 night
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Male to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · 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.