8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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8 days in Maldives Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  26​h
Male
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Veligandu
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
Maafushi Island
— Few hours
Fly:  27​h
Philadelphia

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Grand Friday Mosque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Male: Spas & Wellness (in Vihamanafushi) and Hulhumale (Hulhumale Mosque & Walking tours). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Local Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Male vacation trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Male is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Male, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Male when traveling from Philadelphia in June, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Veligandu.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Spas & Wellness
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Walking tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Artificial Beach

1
day
Veligandu

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Veligandu itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Male to Veligandu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Veligandu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Veligandu Island Beach

1
day
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maafushi Island vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Veligandu to Maafushi Island with the Route module. June in Maafushi Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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