25 days in Melbourne & Maldives Itinerary

25 days in Melbourne & Maldives Itinerary

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25 days in Melbourne & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
2
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
4
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
5
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
6
Thoddoo, Maldives
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

9
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Cheltenham Golf Club (in Cheltenham) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sovereign Hill, Princes Pier, Cheltenham Golf Club
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 16:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Hulhumale is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale, kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Reef.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hulhumale itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Hulhumale. Traveling from Melbourne to Hulhumale, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: highs in Hulhumale hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaavu Atoll.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Banana Reef, Hulhumale
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef
Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Bodu Mora and then head off the coast to Alimatha Island. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Aarah Islands.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vaavu Atoll travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Hulhumale to Vaavu Atoll takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Vaavu Atoll can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Vaavu Atoll

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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Alimatha Island ©
Alimatha Island
Aarah Islands ©
Aarah Islands
Bodu Mora ©
Bodu Mora

1
night
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 (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vaavu Atoll to Maafushi Island. January in Maafushi Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rasdhoo trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Thoddoo.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bikini Beach ©
Bikini Beach

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 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjidhul Aisha and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Abdulla.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thoddoo attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rasdhoo to Thoddoo. January in Thoddoo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Male.

Things to do in Thoddoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
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Masjid Abdulla ©
Masjid Abdulla
Masjidhul Aisha ©
Masjidhul Aisha

5
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), explore the galleries of National Museum, take in the views from Sinamale Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Male trip planner .

Getting from Thoddoo to Male by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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