11 days in Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

11 days in Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

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Fly to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Drive to Port Louis
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Port Louis, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly to Mahe Island, Bus to Mahe Island
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Mahe Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Bus to Mahe Island, Fly to Praslin Island
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 5 nights
Ferry to Praslin, Fly to Delhi

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Port Louis, Mauritius

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Le Pouce, steep yourself in history at Citadel, and then make a trip to Jummah Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Louis holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Port Louis is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Port Louis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Port Louis are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mahe Island.

Things to do in Port Louis

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Mahe Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
Mahe Island, the largest in its archipelago, serves as a buzzing tourism hub, teeming with resorts, picturesque beaches, and verdant forest trails.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Anse Aux Pins Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beau Vallon Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Tempio hindu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse, and then stroll through Anse Intendance.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahe Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Louis to Mahe Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Port Louis in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Mahe Island: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Mahe Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petite Anse Kerlan and Anse Bois de Rose Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Anse Lazio and Anse Boudin. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Ilot Saint-Pierre, appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and kick back and relax at Anse La Blague.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Praslin Island day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mahe Island to Praslin Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anse Coco Beach and Anse Pierrot Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Source D'Argent and Anse Severe. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Anse, hike along Nid d’Aigle, head off the coast to Felicite Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Gaulettes Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Digue Island attractions planner.

Getting from Praslin Island to La Digue Island by ferry takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in La Digue Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
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.

Seychelles travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Forests
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.