9 days in Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Hulhumale
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Southern Ari Atoll
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
4
Veligandu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Male
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Houston

1
day
Hulhumale

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulhumale Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hulhumale journey builder .

Houston, USA to Hulhumale is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Houston to Hulhumale due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 80°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Southern Ari Atoll.

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Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

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.
On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Southern Ari Atoll trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hulhumale to Southern Ari Atoll in 1.5 hours. In June in Southern Ari Atoll, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 80°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Maafushi Island.

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Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 5th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maafushi Island trip planner.

You can fly from Southern Ari Atoll to Maafushi Island in 2 hours. June in Maafushi Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Veligandu.

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1
night
Veligandu

Veligandu ©
Crisp white sands merge into transparent, exotic waters at Veligandu, one of the many atolls that make up the Maldives.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Veligandu online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Veligandu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 80°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Male.

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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Local Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, and finally appreciate the history behind Victory Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sultan Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then stroll through Artificial Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Male day trip planning tool .

Getting from Veligandu to Male by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Male are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©

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