9 days in Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in Maldives Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Ferry:  8 h 30 min
1
Male
— 4 nights
Travel:  3 h
2
Gulhi Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
3
Rasdhoo
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
4
Maafushi Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Male Fish Market and Island Bazaar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Banana Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to HP Reef in Furanafushi Island (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Rasfannu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque, and admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Male journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Male is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: highs in Male hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gulhi Island.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hulhumale Beach, HP Reef, Banana Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

1
night
Gulhi Island

Gulhi Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Gulhi Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gulhi Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Male to Gulhi Island with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Gulhi Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Gulhi Beach ©
Gulhi Beach

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 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rasdhoo visit planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gulhi Island to Rasdhoo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. In September, daily temperatures in Maafushi Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

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