21 days in Maldives & Padola Itinerary

21 days in Maldives & Padola Itinerary

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21 days in Maldives & Padola Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Thoddoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
3
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
4
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
5
Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  24​h
7
Padola, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Milan, Italy

4
nights
Male, Maldives

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, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), stroll through Artificial Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Male trip maker website .

Milan, Italy to Male is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Milan to Male. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in September: highs in Male hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Thoddoo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

1
night
Thoddoo, Maldives

Thoddoo ©
Thoddoo is one of the inhabited islands of Alif Alif Atoll in the Republic of Maldives.This island is the largest producer of watermelon in Maldives. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjidhul Aisha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Abdulla, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thoddoo trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Male to Thoddoo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Thoddoo

Historic Sites
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Masjid Abdulla ©
Masjid Abdulla
Masjidhul Aisha ©
Masjidhul Aisha

2
nights
Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Veligandu Island Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bikini Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rasdhoo trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thoddoo to Rasdhoo. October in Rasdhoo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maafushi Island day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Maafushi Island. In October, daytime highs in Maafushi Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vaavu Atoll.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

2
nights
Vaavu Atoll, Maldives

Vaavu Atoll ©
Also known as Felidhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll regularly ranks among tourists' favorites in the Maldives, thanks to its untouched nature and fantastic diving sites.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bodu Mora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Aarah Islands and then head off the coast to Alimatha Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vaavu Atoll road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Vaavu Atoll with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Vaavu Atoll are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Vaavu Atoll

Parks Nature Beaches
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Alimatha Island ©
Alimatha Island
Aarah Islands ©
Aarah Islands
Bodu Mora ©
Bodu Mora

2
nights
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach, then don't miss a visit to Maldive Victory, and then head off the coast to Hulhumale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Banana Reef, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hulhumale Mosque, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hulhumale Central Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hulhumale visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaavu Atoll to Hulhumale takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hulhumale can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Padola.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

North Male Atoll, Hulhumale
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Maldive Victory ©
Maldive Victory
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

5
nights
Padola, Italy

Padola ©
Get out of town with these interesting Padola side-trips: Auronzo di Cadore (Tre Cime di Lavaredo & Lake Misurina), Cortina d'Ampezzo (Centro Storico & Lago di Sorapiss) and Diga del Vajont (in Erto e Casso).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Padola travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Hulhumale to Padola with the Route module. The time zone changes from Maldives Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In October, Padola is cooler than Hulhumale - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Padola

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Auronzo di Cadore, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Tarvisio, Borgo Autentico, Sappada Vecchia
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Lake Misurina ©
Lake Misurina
Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies

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