11 days in Kuala Lumpur & Maldives Itinerary
Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Bus to Male, Fly to Riyadh
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mon, Jan 16 - Thu, Jan 26
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 4 nights
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, don't miss a visit to Merdeka Square, and shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur.
To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip tool.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in January, things will get warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Maafushi Island.
Maafushi Island, Maldives — 2 nights
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maafushi Island online trip itinerary planner.
Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Maafushi Island in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Maafushi Island due to the time zone difference. January in Maafushi Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Male.
Male, Maldives — 3 nights
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.Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, look for gifts at Mare Scuba Concept, and snap pictures at Sinamale Bridge.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Male trip builder tool.
Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Male with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hulhumale.
Hulhumale, Maldives — 1 night
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.On the 26th (Thu), head off the coast to Hulhumale and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hulhumale trip builder.
Hulhumale is very close to Male. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Highlights from your trip
Maldives travel guide
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.