16 days in Mauritius Itinerary

16 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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Belle Mare
— 1 night
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Poste Lafayette
— 1 night
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Cap Malheureux
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Baie
— 1 night
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Port Louis
— 1 night
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Flic En Flac
— 2 nights
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Tamarin
— 1 night
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Chamarel
— 2 nights
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Le Morne
— 2 nights
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Mahebourg
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Belle Mare — 1 night

Set on Mauritius' east coast, the glittering white beaches and blue waters of Belle Mare entice visitors from all over the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Grand River South East Waterfalls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile aux Cerfs, and then play a few rounds at Anahita Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take some stellar pictures from Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Belle Mare online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Belle Mare is an approximately 144-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mauritius Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Belle Mare to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Poste Lafayette.
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Poste Lafayette — 1 night

On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Post Lafayette Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Poste Lafayette trip builder.

Poste Lafayette is just a stone's throw from Belle Mare. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cap Malheureux.
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Cap Malheureux — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Grand Gaube Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cap Malheureux driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Poste Lafayette to Cap Malheureux takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Baie.
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Grand Baie — 1 night

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Baie tour planner.

Grand Baie is very close to Cap Malheureux. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Louis.
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Port Louis — 1 night

A multicultural melting pot of a city, the Mauritian capital of Port Louis--or simply "Louis," as it's affectionately known--represents the most populous area of Mauritius.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaylasson Temple. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Blue Penny Museum, then learn insider's secrets on L'Aventure du Sucre, and then contemplate the long history of Citadel.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Louis trip itinerary planner.

Port Louis is just a stone's throw from Grand Baie. In December, daily temperatures in Port Louis can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Flic En Flac.
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Flic En Flac — 2 nights

An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Pride of the island and then get the adrenaline pumping with Casela Nature Parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flic en Flac Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then examine the collection at Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Flic En Flac online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Louis to Flic En Flac takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. December in Flic En Flac sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tamarin.
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Tamarin — 1 night

The old fishing village of Tamarin sits in one of the main saltpans on Mauritius.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tamarin trip itinerary planning site.

Tamarin is very close to Flic En Flac. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chamarel.
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Chamarel — 2 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfalls, then explore the striking landscape at Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, and finally look for gifts at Tou Korek Surf Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Falls, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamarel driving holiday website.

Chamarel is just a short distance from Tamarin. December in Chamarel sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Le Morne.
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Le Morne — 2 nights

A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Le Morne Brabant, and then pause for some photo ops at International Slave Route Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Le Morne online trip itinerary planner.

Le Morne is very close to Chamarel. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mahebourg.
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Mahebourg — 1 night

The tiny yet endearing town of Mahebourg makes a great destination for sightseeing, boating, and lazing in the sun around Maritius' largest lagoon.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum and then get to know the resident critters at La Vanille Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Deux Cocos.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mahebourg road trip app.

Drive from Le Morne to Mahebourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Mauritius travel guide

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Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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