22 days in Riyadh, Maldives & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Riyadh, Maldives & Tokyo Itinerary

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22 days in Riyadh, Maldives & Tokyo Itinerary

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

4
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Masmak Citadel, meet the residents at Riyadh Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Hanifah, and take in panoramic vistas at AlFaisaliah Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Riyadh route planner .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airport is King Khaled International Airport. In May in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
Al Masmak Fortress ©
Al Masmak Fortress
King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park

2
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: examine the collection at National Museum, kick back and relax at Artificial Beach, stroll through Sultan Park, and steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Male trip builder website .

Getting from Riyadh to Male by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Male due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Riyadh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Male, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulhumale Beach. Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at Blue Horizon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hulhumale online travel route planner .

Hulhumale is just a stone's throw from Male. May in Hulhumale sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)) and Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning app .

Getting from Hulhumale to Tokyo by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hulhumale to Tokyo is 4 hours. Traveling from Hulhumale in May, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Yokohama Chinatown, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
day
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 22nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maafushi Island travel planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Maafushi Island in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tokyo to Maafushi Island. Traveling from Tokyo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Maafushi Island: highs are around 36°C and lows about 31°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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