8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maldives trip planner

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Fly
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Male
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Rasdhoo
— 1 night
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Drive to Villa Airport, Fly to Malé International Airport, Drive to Maafushi Island
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Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Fly to Malé International Airport, Drive to Hulhumale
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Hulhumale
— 2 nights
Drive to Malé International Airport, Fly to O R Tambo International

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Male

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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath, kick back and relax at Artificial Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Male online tour planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Male is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Male is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in December since evenings lows in Male dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

1
night
Rasdhoo

As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rasdhoo trip website.

Getting from Male to Rasdhoo by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

1
night
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Bikini Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maafushi Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

2
nights
Hulhumale

Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach.

Make your Hulhumale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Hulhumale. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

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.