9 days in Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
1
Male
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Vihamanafushi
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 15 min
3
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
4
Rasdhoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hulhumale Beach and Spas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Banana Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Artificial Beach, stop by Island Bazaar, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Male journey builder site .

Mumbai, India to Male is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Male, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vihamanafushi.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Banana Reef, Hulhumale Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Vihamanafushi

Vihamanafushi ©
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 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Nala Boutique and then identify plant and animal life at HP Reef.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vihamanafushi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Male to Vihamanafushi in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Vihamanafushi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Vihamanafushi

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

HP Reef
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HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Nala Boutique ©
Nala Boutique

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 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Vihamanafushi 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 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

2
nights
Rasdhoo

As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rasdhoo trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

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