8 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Maldives Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
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Kanifinolhu Island, Maldives
— 1 night
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Male, Maldives
— 1 night
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Thoddoo, Maldives
— 1 night
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Nalaguraidhoo Island, Maldives
— 1 night
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night

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Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Expertise Travels and Gully Tours. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) route planning tool.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kanifinolhu Island.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

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Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre ©
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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Kanifinolhu Island, Maldives

Kanifinolhu Island
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Euro-Divers Club Med Kani.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanifinolhu Island trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kochi (Cochin) to Kanifinolhu Island. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Kanifinolhu Island. In October in Kanifinolhu Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Male.

Things to do in Kanifinolhu Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Male, Maldives

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 (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Male trip builder website.

Getting from Kanifinolhu Island to Male by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Male, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Thoddoo.

Things to do in Male

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

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Thoddoo, Maldives

Thoddoo
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): meet some fierce fish with Pro Dive Hydrotech.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thoddoo travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Male to Thoddoo in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Thoddoo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nalaguraidhoo Island.

Things to do in Thoddoo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Nalaguraidhoo Island, Maldives

Nalaguraidhoo Island ©
On the 7th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at DiveOceanus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nalaguraidhoo Island trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Thoddoo to Nalaguraidhoo Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Nalaguraidhoo Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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DiveOceanus ©
DiveOceanus

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Maafushi Island, Maldives

Maafushi Island ©
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach and then hit the best photo ops around with SHADOWPALM TOURS.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maafushi Island day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Nalaguraidhoo Island to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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SHADOWPALM TOURS ©
SHADOWPALM TOURS

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