23 days in Mauritius, Reunion Island & Seychelles Itinerary

23 days in Mauritius, Reunion Island & Seychelles Itinerary

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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly
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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Ferry
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 5 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius — 2 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Relax by the water at Pereybere Beach and La Cuvette Public Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Balaclava Public Beach. Take a break from Grand Baie with a short trip to Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche in Bel Air, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais, make a trip to Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, kick back and relax at Anse La Raie Beach, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Studio 44 Mauritius.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie tour planner.

Blue Bay to Grand Baie is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chamarel.
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Chamarel, Mauritius — 3 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Trou aux Cerfs and Flic en Flac Beach. Curious Corner of Chamarel and Le Morne Brabant are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Chamarel with a short trip to Casela Nature Parks in Cascavelle, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, kick back and relax at Tamarin Bay, steep yourself in history at The Martello Tower Museum, and pause for some photo ops at International Slave Route Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chamarel route site.

You can drive from Grand Baie to Chamarel in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Chamarel are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.
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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Reunion Island — 4 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison Folio and Notre-Dame des Laves. Visit Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion and Maison Bedier for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint Jacques (in Saint-Denis) and Les Chevaux du Maido (in Saint-Paul).

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains online tour builder.

Getting from Chamarel to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.
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Victoria, Seychelles — 3 nights

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Family-friendly places like Beau Vallon Beach and Anse Intendance will thrill your kids. We've included these beaches for you: Petite Anse and Sunset Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Clock Tower, take some stellar pictures from Mission Lodge Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Royale beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Victoria takes 6 hours. Traveling from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 4 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kids will enjoy Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. You'll get in some beach time at Anse Volbert and Anse La Blague. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Possession, stroll through Petite Anse Kerlan, and head outdoors with Ilot Saint-Pierre.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Praslin Island trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Victoria to Praslin Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to La Digue Island.
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La Digue Island, Seychelles — 5 nights

La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Anse Source D'Argent and Petite Anse. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiagge di Anse Marron and Anse Patates Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse La Reunion Beach, and don't miss a visit to Plantation House National Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our La Digue Island road trip app.

Getting from Praslin Island to La Digue Island by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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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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Reunion Island travel guide

4.4
Parasailing & Paragliding · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.
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Seychelles travel guide

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Beaches · Forests · Islands
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.
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