8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + ferry:  21​h 15​min
1
Male
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rasdhoo
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
3
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: New York City

3
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.
Relax by the water at Hulhumale Beach and Artificial Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum and Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Maldive Victory, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Male trip itinerary builder app .

New York City, USA to Male is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from New York City to Male, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Male is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 90°F and lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hulhumale Beach, Maldive Victory
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
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 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rasdhoo trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Male to Rasdhoo in 2 hours. April in Rasdhoo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, then stroll through Bikini Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maafushi Island day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

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