13 days in Maldives Itinerary
Fly to Male, Bus to Hulhumale
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Ferry to Male, Fly to Dubai
Sun, Dec 11 - Fri, Dec 23
Hulhumale — 2 nights
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.Hulhumale is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach, head off the coast to Kuda Bandos, relax and rejuvenate at Len Be Well Spa, and meet some fierce fish with Dune Maldives.
To find maps and tourist information, read our Hulhumale road trip planning site.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hulhumale is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hulhumale is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Hulhumale at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Male.
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Male — 4 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and stroll around Sultan Park.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Male day trip planning tool.
Male is just a short distance from Hulhumale. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Vihamanafushi.
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Vihamanafushi — 1 night
A private tropical island in the North Male Atoll, Vihamanafushi contains a high-end resort complex appealing to visitors from distant corners of the world.Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with Euro-Divers Kurumba - Scuba Diving Maldives and then center your mind and body at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vihamanafushi trip maker site.
Traveling by car from Male to Vihamanafushi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuredu.
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Kuredu — 1 night
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Kuredu, a small resort island on Lhaviyani Atoll, is heaven on earth.Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Prodivers Maldives.
To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuredu trip itinerary maker app.
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vihamanafushi to Kuredu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Rasdhoo.
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Highlights from your trip
Rasdhoo — 2 nights
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then surround yourself with nature on Rasdhoo Dive Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Sand Bank and then kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach.
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rasdhoo trip planning tool.
Explore your travel options from Kuredu to Rasdhoo with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Rasdhoo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
Maafushi Island — 2 nights
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bikini Beach and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maafushi Island driving holiday planner.
Explore your travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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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.