8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maldives trip planner

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Male
— 3 nights
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Rasdhoo
— 1 night
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Maafushi Island
— 1 night
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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum and National Centre for the Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medhu Ziyaarath and Sultan Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and stroll through Hulhumale Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Male trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Male is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Male to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Rasdhoo

— 1 night
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
On the 13th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veligandu Island Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rasdhoo road trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Male to Rasdhoo in 2.5 hours. In May in Rasdhoo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Maafushi Island

— 1 night
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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.