11 days in Mauritius Itinerary

11 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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11 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Souillac
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Rodrigues Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Belle Mare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

4
nights
Souillac

Souillac ©
Souillac is the largest settlement along the southern shore of Mauritius, and is named after Vicomte de Souillac, the island's governor from 1779 to 1787.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Martello Tower Museum and Le Morne Brabant. Visit Albion Lighthouse and Trou aux Cerfs for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Bay Beach (in Pointe d'Esny), Mahebourg (Ile aux Fouqets Lighthouse & Ile du Phare) and Le Morne (Crystal Rock & International Slave Route Monument). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, enjoy the sea views from Phare d'Albion, see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, and head off the coast to Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Souillac trip planner .

Maspalomas, Spain to Souillac is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Souillac is 4 hours. Traveling from Maspalomas in November, things will get a bit warmer in Souillac: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Souillac

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne, Albion, Chamarel, Mahebourg
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Blue Bay Beach ©
Blue Bay Beach
The Martello Tower Museum ©
The Martello Tower Museum

1
night
Rodrigues Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale St Gabriel, then stroll through Grand Montagne Nature Reserve, then stroll through Trou d'Argent Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rodrigues Island online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Souillac to Rodrigues Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belle Mare.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathédrale St Gabriel ©
Cathédrale St Gabriel
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach

3
nights
Belle Mare

Set on Mauritius' east coast, the glittering white beaches and blue waters of Belle Mare entice visitors from all over the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Louis Cathedral and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche. You'll get in some beach time at Mont Choisy Beach and Ilot Gabriel Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Belle Mare: Citadel (in Port Louis), Chateau De Labourdonnais (in Mapou) and Grand Gaube Beach (in Grand Gaube). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Post Lafayette Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sagar Shiv Mandir, and contemplate the long history of Maison Eureka.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Belle Mare visit planner .

Getting from Rodrigues Island to Belle Mare by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In November, daytime highs in Belle Mare are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belle Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Maison Eureka, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Sagar Shiv Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St Louis Cathedral ©
St Louis Cathedral
Citadel ©
Citadel

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