18 days in Mauritius Itinerary

18 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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18 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Le Morne
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
2
Rodrigues Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Baie
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vienna

6
nights
Le Morne

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Le Morne Brabant and Ebony Forest Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Morne: Takamaka Boutique Winery (in Vacoas), Le Dernier Comptoir (in Tamarin) and Alexandra Falls (in Union Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, get to know the resident critters at La Vanille Nature Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, and tee off at Paradis Hotel Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Le Morne tour itinerary planner .

Vienna, Austria to Le Morne is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Vienna to Le Morne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Le Morne is somewhat warmer than Vienna - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamarel, Mauritius, Bel Ombre, Takamaka Boutique Winery, La Vanille Nature Park
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

3
nights
Rodrigues Island

Rodrigues Island ©
Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trou d'Argent Beach. Shop till you drop at Care-Co and Marche de Port Mathurin. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Johns Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale St Gabriel, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and stroll through Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rodrigues Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Le Morne to Rodrigues Island in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May in Rodrigues Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Cathédrale St Gabriel ©
Cathédrale St Gabriel

7
nights
Grand Baie

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Trou aux Cerfs and Chateau De Labourdonnais. Visit Phare d'Albion and Citadel for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Port Louis (The Crown Lodge, Blue Penny Museum, & more), Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air) and Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Baie trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Grand Baie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Grand Baie sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Louis, Mauritius, Pamplemousses, Mont Choisy Beach, Flic en Flac Beach
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

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