8 days in Konya & Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Konya & Maldives Itinerary

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1
Konya, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
3
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
4
Gulhi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights

3
nights
Konya, Turkey

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 80 Binde Devr-i Alem Parki and İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi. Step out of Konya to go to Aksehir and see Iplikci Camii, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Konya Science Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi, walk around Türk Yıldızları Parkı, and get engrossed in the history at Konyanuma Panorama Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Konya trip planning app.

Ankara to Konya is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Konya, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Meram, İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi, Iplikci Camii
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
80 Binde Devr-i Alem Parki ©
80 Binde Devr-i Alem Parki
Konya Science Center ©
Konya Science Center

1
night
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 25th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and then kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Male trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Konya to Male with the Route module. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Konya in August, Male is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hulhumale Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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.
On the 26th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veligandu Island Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rasdhoo trip itinerary app.

Getting from Male to Rasdhoo by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rasdhoo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Gulhi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Gulhi Island, Maldives

Gulhi Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulhi Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gulhi Island tour builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Gulhi Island. August in Gulhi Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gulhi Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Gulhi Beach ©
Gulhi Beach

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