9 days in Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Maldives Itinerary

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Detroit
Fly:
27​h
Male
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:
2​h 15​min
Southern Ari Atoll
— 2 nights
Fly:
1​h 45​min
Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Travel:
7​h 15​min
Kuredu
— 1 night
Fly:
32​h
Detroit

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Artificial Beach, contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then hunt for treasures at Male Local Market, and finally look for gifts at S.T.O Trade Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Male vacation planner.

Detroit, USA to Male is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, you will find days in Male are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are much hotter (80°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Southern Ari Atoll.

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Male Fish Market
National Museum

1
day
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 8th (Mon): stroll through Sun Island Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Southern Ari Atoll trip planner.

Getting from Male to Southern Ari Atoll by flight takes about 2.5 hours. May in Southern Ari Atoll sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Maafushi Island.

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Sun Island Beach

1
day
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 9th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Southern Ari Atoll to Maafushi Island takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuredu.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Kuredu

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Kuredu, a small resort island on Lhaviyani Atoll, is heaven on earth.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuredu trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maafushi Island to Kuredu. May in Kuredu sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuredu

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