8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Veligandu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Male
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Southern Ari Atoll
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Maafushi Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Veligandu

Veligandu ©
Crisp white sands merge into transparent, exotic waters at Veligandu, one of the many atolls that make up the Maldives.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Veligandu holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Veligandu is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Veligandu is 10 hours. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Veligandu to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 32°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Male.

Things to do in Veligandu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

3
nights
Male

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Local Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Male attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Veligandu to Male in 1.5 hours. May in Male sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Southern Ari Atoll.

Things to do in Male

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hulhumale Beach
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
National Museum ©
National Museum

1
night
Southern Ari Atoll

Southern Ari Atoll
Southern Ari Atoll contains the most populous of Ari's islands, though this still amounts to little.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Southern Ari Atoll online trip planner .

Getting from Male to Southern Ari Atoll by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Southern Ari Atoll can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Southern Ari Atoll

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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1
day
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 5th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maafushi Island online road trip planner .

Fly from Southern Ari Atoll to Maafushi Island in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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