45 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

45 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

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45 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pamplemousses, Mauritius
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Saint-Pierre, Reunion Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saint-Joseph, Reunion Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cilaos, Reunion Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hell-Bourg, Reunion Island
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

6
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chamarel: La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles), Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre) and Takamaka Boutique Winery (in Vacoas). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chamarel tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Chamarel is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Mauritius Time (MUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, things will get a bit warmer in Chamarel: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamplemousses.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Riviere Noire, Mauritius, Bel Ombre, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, La Vanille Nature Park
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

7
nights
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Pamplemousses ©
Experience a region where wilderness comes neatly packaged in Pamplemousses District, where many of the attractions showcase the natural world in easily digestible portions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tamarin Falls (in Curepipe), Casela NatureParks (in Cascavelle) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, play a few rounds at Anahita Golf Club, get engrossed in the history at Blue Penny Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Trou aux Cerfs.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pamplemousses itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Chamarel to Pamplemousses in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Pamplemousses

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Louis, Mauritius, Trou aux Biches, Casela Nature Parks, Tamarin Falls
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
L'Aventure du Sucre ©
L'Aventure du Sucre

7
nights
Saint-Pierre, Reunion Island

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Pierre: Saint-Benoit (Eglise Sainte-Anne & Piton de Fournaise), Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Piton de L'Eau (in La Plaine des Cafres). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum, hike along Grand Bassin, and make a trip to Musee Stella Matutina.

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You can fly from Pamplemousses to Saint-Pierre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Le Tampon, La Plaine des Cafres, Entre-Deux, Saint-Leu, Saint-Benoit
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
La Saga du Rhum ©
La Saga du Rhum
Helicopter Tours

6
nights
Saint-Joseph, Reunion Island

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Joseph: Saint-Philippe (Quai de Sel - Ancien Port, Foret de Mare Longue, & more), Sainte-Rose (Anse des Cascades & Notre-Dame des Laves) and Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile). There's much more to do: get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet, relax in the rural setting at Le Labyrinthe en-Champ-The, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and wander the streets of Manapany-Les-Bains.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Joseph day trip site .

Traveling by car from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Joseph takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Joseph are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Philippe, Sainte-Rose, Plage de Grande Anse
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

5
nights
Cilaos, Reunion Island

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Cilaos is known for adventure, nature, scenic drive, spas, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges, admire the majestic nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, trek along Le fenetre Les Makes, and look for all kinds of wild species at La Chapelle.

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You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trois Roches, Le fenetre Les Makes
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Trois Roches ©
Trois Roches
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges
Col du Taibit ©
Col du Taibit

6
nights
Saint-Paul, Reunion Island

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Paul side-trips: Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Plage de l'Ermitage, Plage des Roches Noires, & more), Saint-Leu (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Kelonia, & more) and Maison Bedier (in Piton Saint-Leu). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Maido, look for gifts at La Distillerie du Maido, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trou d'Eau, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Paul trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Paul takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu, La Saline les Bains, Cap Noir, Maison Bedier
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Maido ©
Maido
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem

5
nights
Hell-Bourg, Reunion Island

Hell-Bourg
Go for a jaunt from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Benoit to see Les Cascades de Takamaka about 34 minutes away.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hell-Bourg trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Saint-Paul to Hell-Bourg takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Salazie, Foret de Bebour, Les Cascades de Takamaka
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Foret de Bebour ©
Foret de Bebour
Maison Folio
Maison Folio

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