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
Male, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Cernobbio
Cernobbio, Italy
— 2 nights
Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maafushi Island trip maker app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Maafushi Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Maafushi Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Maafushi Island: highs are around 36°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Male, Maldives

— 1 night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Male online route builder.

Explore your travel options from Maafushi Island to Male with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cernobbio.

Things to do in Male

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Cernobbio, Italy

— 2 nights
Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Varese Bicycle Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa, then kick back and relax at Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo della Collegiata di Castiglione Olona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Villa e Collezione Panza, and then kick back and relax at Fiume Ticino.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cernobbio trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Male to Cernobbio with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Maldives Time (MVT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Male in March: high temperatures in Cernobbio hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Cernobbio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Bellagio, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then look for gifts at Elisa Palmieri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, and finally admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bellagio trip app.

You can drive from Cernobbio to Bellagio in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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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.
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Vicolo Privato Lavandai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Necchi Campiglio and Monumental Cemetery. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Brera District, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia.

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You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

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."