10 days in Maldives Itinerary

10 days in Maldives Itinerary

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Fly
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Male
— 4 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Shaviyani Atoll
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Shaviyani Atoll
— 1 night
Fly
3
Maafushi Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Malé International Airport, Fly to Queenstown International Airport

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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.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, and head off the coast to Hulhumale.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Male trip planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Male is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Queenstown to Male, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shaviyani Atoll.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Shaviyani Atoll

Shaviyani Atoll, which is known by its abbreviated name,, is an Administrative division of the Maldives. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Coralarium at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shaviyani Atoll visit planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Shaviyani Atoll in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Shaviyani Atoll

Museums

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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 27th (Sun): look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island route builder.

Traveling by flight from Shaviyani Atoll to Maafushi Island takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.