5 days in Maldives Itinerary

5 days in Maldives Itinerary

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5 days in Maldives Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + ferry:  5​h 15​min
Male
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Veligandu
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 15​min
Southern Ari Atoll
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Maafushi Island
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and then stroll through Sultan Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Male driving holiday planning tool

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Male is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. In July in Male, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Veligandu.

Things to do in Male

Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Museum
Artificial Beach

1
day
Veligandu

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Veligandu day trip planning website

You can ride a ferry from Male to Veligandu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Southern Ari Atoll.

Things to do in Veligandu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Veligandu Island Beach

1
day
Southern Ari Atoll

Southern Ari Atoll contains the most populous of Ari's islands, though this still amounts to little.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Island Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Southern Ari Atoll trip planning app

The Route module can help you plan travel from Veligandu to Southern Ari Atoll. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Southern Ari Atoll

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sun Island Beach

1
day
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island day trip planning site

Getting from Southern Ari Atoll to Maafushi Island by flight takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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