52 days in Mauritius, Hong Kong & Malaysia Itinerary

52 days in Mauritius, Hong Kong & Malaysia Itinerary

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52 days in Mauritius, Hong Kong & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Riviere Noire, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Curepipe, Mauritius
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Mahebourg, Mauritius
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
7
Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
9
George Town, Malaysia
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Melaka, Malaysia
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  31​h
End: Montreal, Canada


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2
nights
Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Riviere Noire ©
Located on the east coast of Mauritius, Rivière Noire--or Black River--boasts long, thin beaches and sheltered bays, overlooked by the knobby Montage du Rempart, an extinct volcano.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum, kick back and relax at La Preneuse Beach, then look for gifts at Ruisseau Creole, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Dernier Comptoir, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The World of Seashells.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Riviere Noire travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Riviere Noire is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Riviere Noire is 9 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Riviere Noire at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Curepipe.

Things to do in Riviere Noire

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamarin, Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, Ruisseau Creole
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Les 7 Cascades ©
Les 7 Cascades
The Martello Tower Museum ©
The Martello Tower Museum

8
nights
Curepipe, Mauritius

Lush landscapes stretch out as far as the eye can see in the rainy city of Curepipe.
You'll explore and learn at The Photographic Museum and The Mauritius Glass Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gris Gris Beach and Bernd Wilhelm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Curepipe: Port Louis (St Louis Cathedral, Jummah Mosque, & more), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Belle Mare) and La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Central Market, kick back and relax at Rissers Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada, tee off at Avalon Golf Estate, and examine the collection at Le Domaine des Aubineaux.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Curepipe vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Riviere Noire to Curepipe takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Curepipe can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mahebourg.

Things to do in Curepipe

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Vacoas, Moka, Saveurs Et Rivages
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach
Tamarin Falls ©
Tamarin Falls

8
nights
Mahebourg, Mauritius

Mahebourg ©
The tiny yet endearing town of Mahebourg makes a great destination for sightseeing, boating, and lazing in the sun around Maritius' largest lagoon.
You'll get in some beach time at Blue Bay Beach and Pointe d'Esny. Popular historic sites such as Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche and Ile du Phare are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mahebourg side-trips: Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita (in Beau Champ), La Plantation de Saint Aubin (in Riviere des Anguilles) and Trou d'eau Douce (Fishing Charters & Tours, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, & more). On the 1st (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Ile des Deux Cocos, see the vivid underwater world at Bluebay Marine Park, take an in-depth tour of Frederick Hendrick Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Mahebourg Waterfront.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mahebourg trip itinerary planner.

Mahebourg is very close to Curepipe. In December, daytime highs in Mahebourg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Mahebourg

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Trou d'eau Douce, Blue Bay, Vieux Grand Port, Blue Bay Beach, La Plantation de Saint Aubin
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Pointe d'Esny ©
Pointe d'Esny
Scuba & Snorkeling
Anahita Golf Club ©
Anahita Golf Club

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.
Attractions like Mont Choisy Beach and Pereybere Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau De Labourdonnais and L'Aventure du Sucre. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Marche de Flacq (in Centre de Flacq), Sagar Shiv Mandir (in Pointe de Flacq) and Poste Lafayette (Post Lafayette Beach & Bras d'Eau Public Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Raie Beach, stroll through Bain Boeuf Public Beach, and admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Baie online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Mahebourg to Grand Baie takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Le Morne.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Poste Lafayette, Mont Choisy Beach, Bain Boeuf Public Beach, Sagar Shiv Mandir
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Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais

2
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Local Spirit, Seven Colored Earths and Le Morne Brabant. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at International Slave Route Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Le Morne trip generator.

Traveling by car from Grand Baie to Le Morne takes 1.5 hours. January in Le Morne sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
International Slave Route Monument ©

1
night
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Trou d'Argent Beach, then stop by Care-Co, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Marche de Port Mathurin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Île aux Cocos, then stroll through Parc Francois Leguat, then admire the striking features of St Johns Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale St Gabriel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rodrigues Island custom trip planner.

Getting from Le Morne to Rodrigues Island by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Rodrigues Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Île aux Cocos ©
Île aux Cocos

6
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stanley, Hong Kong and Causeway Bay. Get some cultural insight at Tsim Sha Tsui and Nathan Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hong Kong: Macau (Saint Dominic's Church 玫瑰聖母堂 Igreja de São Domingos & City of Dreams). Spend the 17th (Wed) in some colorful company at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, contemplate the waterfront views at Repulse Bay, wander the streets of Sai Kung, and kick back and relax at Shek O.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Rodrigues Island to Hong Kong with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 4 hours. In January, Hong Kong is a bit cooler than Rodrigues Island - with highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Macau
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Tung Ping Chau ©
Tung Ping Chau
Shek O ©
Shek O
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

7
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and Langkawi Wildlife Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tengah Beach and Cenang Beach. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Oriental Village Langkawi, take in the exciting artwork at Atma Alam Batik Village, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and admire the sheer force of Durian Perangin Waterfall.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip builder.

Fly from Hong Kong to Langkawi in 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in January: highs in Langkawi hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Zipline

6
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Queensbay Mall and 5.4 North. Do some cultural sightseeing at Armenian Street and Areca Books. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around George Town: Teluk Bahang (Monkey Beach & Escape Adventureplay) and Tropical Fruit Farm (in Batu Ferringhi). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Paragon Mall, look for gifts at Jonathan Yun Sculptural Jewelry, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Chayamangkalaram.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the George Town tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi, Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Kek Lok Si Temple, Queensbay Mall
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:
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Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach

4
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Christ Church and Chinatown - Melaka. Escape the urban bustle at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary and Bagan Pinang Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melaka: Port Dickson (Tanjung Gemok Beach & Army Museum). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, make a trip to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melaka itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Muzium Tentera Darat ©
Muzium Tentera Darat
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque

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