11 days in Maldives, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

11 days in Maldives, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights


Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 1 night
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maafushi Island trip maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Maafushi Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Maafushi Island: highs are around 36°C and lows about 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Hulhumale, Maldives

— 1 night
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hulhumale day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Hulhumale. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Como.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Orta and San Giulio Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacro Monte di Orta and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara. Explore Como's surroundings by going to Natural Baay - Lido di Gozzano (in Gozzano), La Playa (in Cadrezzate) and Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Varese Bicycle Trail.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Como journey planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hulhumale to Como. The time zone difference when traveling from Hulhumale to Como is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Hulhumale in March, things will get colder in Como: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Monumental Cemetery and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa Necchi Campiglio and Vicolo Privato Lavandai. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, stop by Brera District, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Maldives travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
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.

Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."