29 days in Seychelles, Mauritius & Maldives Itinerary

29 days in Seychelles, Mauritius & Maldives Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  24 h
1
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
4
Male, Maldives
— 6 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Toronto, Canada

7
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anse Coco Beach and Anse Grosse Roche Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Anse Source D'Argent and Union Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiagge di Anse Marron, stroll through Anse Pierrot Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Veuve Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the La Digue Island road trip app.

Toronto, Canada to La Digue Island is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to La Digue Island is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in January; daily highs in La Digue Island reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petite Anse
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Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent

6
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Get outdoors at Le Morne Brabant and Black River Gorges National Park. Visit Gris Gris Beach and Pointe d'Esny for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamarel: Mahebourg Naval Museum (in Mahebourg) and Alexandra Falls (in Union Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ebony Forest Reserve, look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel, play a few rounds at Avalon Golf Estate, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chamarel driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from La Digue Island to Chamarel in 8 hours. January in Chamarel sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mauritius, Mahebourg, Le Morne, The Martello Tower Museum, Avalon Golf Estate
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mont Choisy Beach and Ile Plate Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Trou aux Biches and La Cuvette Public Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Beau Champ (Anahita Golf Club & Grand River South East Waterfalls), Belle Mare (Scuba & Snorkeling & Belle Mare Beach) and Post Lafayette Beach (in Poste Lafayette). There's still lots to do: tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Baie Bazaar, stroll through Grand Gaube Beach, and kick back and relax at Bain Boeuf Public Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Baie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamarel to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Grand Baie are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beau Champ, Cap Malheureux, Belle Mare, Mont Choisy, Plage de Trou aux Biches
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La Cuvette Public Beach ©
La Cuvette Public Beach
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Male, Maldives

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.
Visit Artificial Beach and Rasfannu for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Banana Reef. Step out of Male to go to Furanafushi Island and see HP Reef, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, and immerse yourself in nature at Hulhumale Central Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Male online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Baie to Male. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Baie to Male. In January, daytime highs in Male are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, HP Reef, Banana Reef, Hulhumale
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Scuba & Snorkeling
HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

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