9 days in Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
2
Rasdhoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Male
— 5 nights
ferry + Fly:  9​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Maafushi Island road trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Maafushi Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May: highs in Maafushi Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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 22nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rasdhoo trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Male.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Shark Diving
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

5
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.
National Museum and Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Male Fish Market and S.T.O Trade Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Male side-trips: Hulhumale (Hulhumale Beach & Hulhumale Mosque). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Rasfannu, stroll through Artificial Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Male tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Rasdhoo to Male takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Male can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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