8 days in Maldives & Kozhikode Itinerary

8 days in Maldives & Kozhikode Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives & Kozhikode Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + ferry:  5​h 30​min
1
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
2
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
3
Kozhikode, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Male, Maldives

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 5th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Local Market, then stop by Island Bazaar, and finally admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Male attractions planning tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Male is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Male is 2 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Male, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Male

#Tours, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Maldive Victory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulhumale Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hulhumale Mosque, and finally step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hulhumale road trip tool .

Hulhumale is very close to Male. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Hulhumale

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Maldive Victory, Hulhumale
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Hulhumale Beach ©
Hulhumale Beach
Maldive Victory ©
Maldive Victory
Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

3
nights
Kozhikode, India

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kozhikode: Kalpetta (Pookot Lake & Lakkidi View Point) and Malappuram (Arya Vidya Sala & Kottakkunnu). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach, stroll through Beypore Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Ponmudi Hill Station, and don't miss a visit to Kariyathumpara.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kozhikode trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hulhumale to Kozhikode. Traveling from Hulhumale in December, Kozhikode is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kozhikode

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalpetta, Malappuram, Ponmudi Hill Station
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Lakkidi View Point ©
Lakkidi View Point
Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach

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