18 days in Maldives, Mauritius & Socotra Island Itinerary

18 days in Maldives, Mauritius & Socotra Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
2
Beau Champ, Mauritius
— 1 night
3
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
4
Socotra Island, Yemen
— 4 nights

5
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.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Male day trip site.

Moline, USA to Male is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Moline to Male due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Moline in April; daily highs in Male reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Beau Champ.

Things to do in Male

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hulhumale
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

1
night
Beau Champ, Mauritius

Beau Champ ©
On the 24th (Fri), get great views at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, tee off at Anahita Golf Club, and then step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Cerfs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beau Champ trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Beau Champ. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Beau Champ is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Male in April: high temperatures in Beau Champ hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Beau Champ

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ile aux Cerfs, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Anahita Golf Club ©
Anahita Golf Club
Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche ©

3
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Explore Flic En Flac's surroundings by going to SSR Botanic Garden (in Pamplemousses), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches) and Chateau De Labourdonnais (in Mapou). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Flic en Flac Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flic En Flac trip builder site.

Drive from Beau Champ to Flic En Flac in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Socotra Island.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chamarel, SSR Botanic Garden, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chamarel Waterfall, La Vallee des Couleurs
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark ©
Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach

4
nights
Socotra Island, Yemen

Socotra Island ©
Off coast of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, Socotra Island has developed in almost total isolation, yielding a biodiversity that is unique in the world.
Socotra Island is known for parks, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Qalansiyah Beach, stroll through Wadi Dirhur Canyon, take in the awesome beauty at Skand Peak, and make a trip to Diksam.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Socotra Island journey tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flic En Flac to Socotra Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flic En Flac to Socotra Island. April in Socotra Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Socotra Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Qalansiyah Beach ©
Qalansiyah Beach
Shoab beach ©
Shoab beach
Diksam ©
Diksam

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