22 days in Maldives & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Maldives & Tokyo Itinerary

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22 days in Maldives & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  6​h
1
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Furanafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Veligandu, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maafushi Island day trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Maafushi Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Maldives Time (MVT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in April, Maafushi Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

10
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)) and Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Maafushi Island to Tokyo in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Maafushi Island to Tokyo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is cooler than Maafushi Island - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Inokashira Park Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 7:
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
day
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque and then kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hulhumale journey tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Hulhumale by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tokyo to Hulhumale due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect Hulhumale to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 31°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vaavu Atoll.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Bodu Mora and then step off the mainland to explore Alimatha Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaavu Atoll itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hulhumale to Vaavu Atoll in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vaavu Atoll can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Furanafushi Island.

Things to do in Vaavu Atoll

Parks Beaches Nature
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Alimatha Island ©
Alimatha Island

1
night
Furanafushi Island, Maldives

Furanafushi Island ©
Sparkling turquoise water, soft white sand, and swaying palm trees induce many visitors to take a Furanafushi Island vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at HP Reef.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Furanafushi Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Vaavu Atoll to Furanafushi Island takes 2.5 hours. In May in Furanafushi Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Furanafushi Island

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
HP Reef ©
HP Reef

1
night
Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
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 11th (Sat): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rasdhoo trip site .

Drive from Furanafushi Island to Rasdhoo in 6.5 hours. May in Rasdhoo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Veligandu.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach
Shark Diving

1
night
Veligandu, Maldives

Veligandu ©
Crisp white sands merge into transparent, exotic waters at Veligandu, one of the many atolls that make up the Maldives.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach.

To plan Veligandu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Rasdhoo to Veligandu with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Veligandu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Male.

Things to do in Veligandu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

3
nights
Male, Maldives

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.
Male is known for shopping, historic sites, adventure, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, stroll through Sultan Park, pause for some photo ops at Victory Monument, and make a trip to Tsunami Monument.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Male tour app .

Ride a ferry from Veligandu to Male in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Male can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Scuba & Snorkeling

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