8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Maafushi Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Southern Ari Atoll
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Male
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Veligandu
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Boston

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Boston, USA to Maafushi Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Maafushi Island, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Maafushi Island is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Southern Ari Atoll.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Southern Ari Atoll

Southern Ari Atoll
Southern Ari Atoll contains the most populous of Ari's islands, though this still amounts to little.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Southern Ari Atoll trip itinerary site .

Getting from Maafushi Island to Southern Ari Atoll by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Male on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Southern Ari Atoll

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Male

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and then admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then stroll through Sultan Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Male trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Southern Ari Atoll to Male takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Veligandu.

Things to do in Male

Parks Museums Beaches
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Grand Friday Mosque ©
Grand Friday Mosque
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©

1
day
Veligandu

Veligandu ©
Crisp white sands merge into transparent, exotic waters at Veligandu, one of the many atolls that make up the Maldives.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Veligandu day trip planning tool .

Getting from Male to Veligandu by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Veligandu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

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