16 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

16 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

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16 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cilaos, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Saint-Philippe, Reunion Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany


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3
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Anahita Golf Club (in Beau Champ) and Port Louis (Blue Penny Museum, Kaylasson Temple, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, stroll through Mont Choisy Beach, get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure du Sucre, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Baie itinerary app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Grand Baie is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mauritius Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Dusseldorf in September, expect Grand Baie to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Scuba & Snorkeling, Anahita Golf Club, Mont Choisy Beach
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flic En Flac: La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles) and Chamarel (Seven Colored Earths & Ebony Forest Reserve). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Flic en Flac Beach, get in on the family fun at Casela World of Adventures, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Dernier Comptoir, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black River Gorges National Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Flic En Flac visit website .

You can drive from Grand Baie to Flic En Flac in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Flic En Flac can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chamarel, La Vanille Nature Park, Casela NatureParks, Black River Gorges National Park, Le Dernier Comptoir
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach

3
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Leu: Saint-Joseph (Cascade de Grand Galet & Aquasens) and Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Flic En Flac to Saint-Leu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint-Pierre, Saint-Joseph, Plage de Grande Anse, Maison Bedier
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet

3
nights
Cilaos, Reunion Island

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Cilaos: Saint-Paul (Maido & Ravine Bernica), Dekocean (in Petite-Ile) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame des Laves, and immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cilaos tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Leu to Cilaos takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Paul, Piton de Fournaise, Dekocean, Notre-Dame des Laves, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Maido ©
Maido
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Saint-Philippe, Reunion Island

Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Saint-Philippe day trip website .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Philippe in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices

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