17 days in Maldives Itinerary

17 days in Maldives Itinerary

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17 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Maafushi Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Southern Ari Atoll
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Rasdhoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Veligandu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Male
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  11​h
End: Islamabad

5
nights
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Maafushi Island is known for adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maafushi Island online trip maker .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Maafushi Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Islamabad in December: highs in Maafushi Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. You'll set off for Southern Ari Atoll on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Southern Ari Atoll

Southern Ari Atoll
Southern Ari Atoll contains the most populous of Ari's islands, though this still amounts to little.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Southern Ari Atoll road trip planner .

You can fly from Maafushi Island to Southern Ari Atoll in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Southern Ari Atoll are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will leave for Rasdhoo on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Southern Ari Atoll

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

3
nights
Rasdhoo

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Rasdhoo is known for adventure and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rasdhoo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Southern Ari Atoll to Rasdhoo with the Route module. January in Rasdhoo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Veligandu.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

3
nights
Veligandu

Veligandu ©
Crisp white sands merge into transparent, exotic waters at Veligandu, one of the many atolls that make up the Maldives.
Veligandu is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Veligandu trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rasdhoo to Veligandu. In January, daytime highs in Veligandu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will leave for Male on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Veligandu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

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.
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Grand Friday Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Artificial Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Hulhumale Mosque in Hulhumale (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and stroll through Sultan Park.

You can plan Male trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can ride a ferry from Veligandu to Male in 1.5 hours. January in Male sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Hulhumale Mosque
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

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