8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + ferry:  8​h 15​min
1
Male
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
2
Maafushi Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Rasdhoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Doha

2
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.
Head to Hulhumale Beach and Scuba & Snorkelingfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Male Fish Market and Artificial Beach. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale, and make a trip to Jumhooree Maidhaan.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Male travel route planner.

Doha, Qatar to Male is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Maldives Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Male, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Maafushi Island. In August, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Rasdhoo

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
On the 16th (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bikini Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rasdhoo journey planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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