8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + ferry:  4​h 15​min
1
Male
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Rasdhoo
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
3
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Muscat

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hulhumale Beach and Rasfannu. Take a break from Male 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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and stroll through Artificial Beach.

Discover how to plan a Male trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Muscat, Oman to Male is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Maldives Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Muscat in August, expect Male to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veligandu Island Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rasdhoo vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Male to Rasdhoo takes 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rasdhoo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
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 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maafushi Island vacation tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly 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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