18 days in Mauritius Itinerary

18 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mauritius travel planner
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Rodrigues Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Bel Ombre
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Bel Ombre
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Baie
— 2 nights
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Rodrigues Island — 4 nights

Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Rodrigues Island is known for parks, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Grand Montagne Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Trou d'Argent Beach, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Hermitage Island.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rodrigues Island trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rodrigues Island is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mauritius Standard Time (MUT) is 9 hours. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rodrigues Island, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bel Ombre.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Bel Ombre — 1 night

Tucked away on the wild southern coast of Mauritius, the village of Bel Ombre feels somewhat off the beaten track, yet the five-star resorts and hotels offer as comfortable and luxurious a vacation as anywhere on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Vallee des Couleurs, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and then play a few rounds at Heritage Golf Club.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bel Ombre attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Bel Ombre takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. August in Bel Ombre sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Louis.
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Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature
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Port Louis — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Citadel, then gain some tasty knowledge on L'Aventure du Sucre, then admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaylasson Temple. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, then don't miss a visit to Jummah Mosque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Les 7 Cascades.

Discover how to plan a Port Louis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Bel Ombre to Port Louis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Baie.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Grand Baie — 2 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
On the 7th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pereybere Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Baie travel planner.

Grand Baie is just a short distance from Port Louis. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
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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