8 days in Maldives & Riyadh Itinerary

8 days in Maldives & Riyadh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia sightseeing planner

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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
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Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
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Kuredu, Maldives
— 1 night
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Vihamanafushi, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive
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Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Ferry to Male, Fly to Riyadh
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 1 night
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at Oak Spa. Keep things going the next day: stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island online trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Maafushi Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Maafushi Island is 2 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Maafushi Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Rasdhoo, Maldives

— 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 22nd (Sat), fulfill a lifelong dream with Family Divers Maldives and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veligandu Island Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rasdhoo day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kuredu.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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Kuredu, Maldives

— 1 night
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Kuredu, a small resort island on Lhaviyani Atoll, is heaven on earth.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Prodivers Maldives.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuredu trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Kuredu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vihamanafushi.

Things to do in Kuredu

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Vihamanafushi, Maldives

— 1 night
A private tropical island in the North Male Atoll, Vihamanafushi contains a high-end resort complex appealing to visitors from distant corners of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Euro Divers Sheraton Maldives and then soothe aching muscles at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vihamanafushi journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Kuredu to Vihamanafushi with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Vihamanafushi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Vihamanafushi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

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Male, Maldives

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Male road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vihamanafushi to Male takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Male

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Naila Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Al Faisaliyah Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, walk around King Abdullah Park, and then shop like a local with Kingdom Centre Tower.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Riyadh trip builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Riyadh in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Male to Riyadh, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Male in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Riyadh: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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.