14 days in Maldives, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

14 days in Maldives, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

14 days in Maldives, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
2
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
3
Bandos, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
4
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
5
Shimla, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Manali, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Bengaluru, India

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bikini Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maafushi Island trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Maafushi Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Maafushi Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Bikini Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rasdhoo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Rasdhoo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bandos.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

1
night
Bandos, Maldives

Bandos ©
Lush tropical vegetation, pearl white beaches, and a deep turquoise lagoon exude an overwhelming sense of serenity and tranquility on the island of Bandos.
On the 4th (Wed), get outside with Kuda Bandos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bandos route planner .

Explore your travel options from Rasdhoo to Bandos 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 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Male.

Things to do in Bandos

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kuda Bandos ©
Kuda Bandos

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Grand Friday Mosque are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Male Fish Market and Island Bazaar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Male: Hulhumale (Hulhumale Mosque & Hulhumale Beach). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath, stroll through Rasfannu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Male trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bandos to Male. In December, daily temperatures in Male can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Hulhumale
Highlights from your plan
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Spas
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

2
nights
Shimla, India

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Jakhu Temple and Christ Church will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Prantika and Johnnie's Wax Museum. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Male to Shimla in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Male in December; daily highs in Shimla reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

4
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Museum-lovers will appreciate International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip planning app .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

Similar Plans

18 days in India BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Manali BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Maldives BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Seychelles & Maldives BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Shimla BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Colombo & Maldives BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, kids, culture, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans