20 days in Maldives, South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

20 days in Maldives, South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

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20 days in Maldives, South Africa & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Cap Malheureux, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
5
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Veligandu, Maldives
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h
8
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Head to Rhumerie de Chamarel and Save A Sailfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Pereybere Beach and La Cuvette Beach. Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Le Morne Brabant (in Le Morne), Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac) and The Martello Tower Museum (in Riviere Noire). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of L'Aventure du Sucre, take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Baie trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Grand Baie is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Grand Baie. In June, Grand Baie is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cap Malheureux.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamarel, Pamplemousses, Flic en Flac Beach, The Martello Tower Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden

1
night
Cap Malheureux, Mauritius

Cap Malheureux ©
At the very northern tip of Mauritius, Cap Malheureux (translating roughly as "Cape Misfortune") is named for the many ships that have sunk off its coast over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Historic Marine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilot Gabriel Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ile Plate Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cap Malheureux trip planner.

Cap Malheureux is just a short distance from Grand Baie. June in Cap Malheureux sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cap Malheureux

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ilot Gabriel Beach, Historic Marine
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Ile Plate Beach ©
Ile Plate Beach
Historic Marine ©
Historic Marine

1
night
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Robben Island, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take some stellar pictures from Maclear's Beacon. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at District Six Museum, then stroll through Boulders Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cap Malheureux to Cape Town. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Cap Malheureux in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 11th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at 44 Stanley, look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, then try your luck at Montecasino, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Neighbourgoods Market.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 5°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trips

Sandton, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

1
night
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 14th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Maldive Victory, then kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hulhumale Mosque, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Banana Reef.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hulhumale visit app .

Explore your travel options from Johannesburg to Hulhumale with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Maldives Time is 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Hulhumale reach 36°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Male.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Banana Reef
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Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef
Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

2
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
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 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Male day trip planning app .

Male is just a stone's throw from Hulhumale. In June, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Veligandu.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Veligandu, Maldives

Veligandu ©
Crisp white sands merge into transparent, exotic waters at Veligandu, one of the many atolls that make up the Maldives.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Veligandu Island Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Veligandu trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Male to Veligandu takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Veligandu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Veligandu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach

3
nights
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach, then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, then stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Veligandu to Maafushi Island. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

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

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