12 days in Maldives Itinerary

12 days in Maldives Itinerary

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12 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Rasdhoo
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
2
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 45​min
3
Vaavu Atoll
— 1 night
Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Male
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
Rasdhoo

As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rasdhoo day trip planning tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Rasdhoo is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Rasdhoo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Rasdhoo reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 8th (Thu): stroll through Bikini Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaavu Atoll.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Vaavu Atoll

Vaavu Atoll ©
Also known as Felidhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll regularly ranks among tourists' favorites in the Maldives, thanks to its untouched nature and fantastic diving sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Alimatha Island and then stroll through Bodu Mora.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vaavu Atoll road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maafushi Island to Vaavu Atoll. In August, daytime highs in Vaavu Atoll are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Vaavu Atoll

Parks Nature Beaches
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Alimatha Island ©
Alimatha Island

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Medhu Ziyaarath. Grand Friday Mosque and Hulhumale Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Explore Male's surroundings by going to HP Reef (in Furanafushi Island) and Hulhumale Beach (in Hulhumale). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Banana Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at National Museum, and appreciate the history behind Victory Monument.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Male tour builder .

Getting from Vaavu Atoll to Male by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Male can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Banana Reef, HP Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

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