18 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

18 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

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18 days in Mauritius & Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

5
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gris Gris Beach and Le Morne Brabant. Visiting Le Morne Beach and Ile des Deux Cocos will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamarel: Flic En Flac (Swim with Dolphins & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. There's much more to do: tee off at Heritage Golf Club, steep yourself in history at The Martello Tower Museum, stroll through Heritage Nature Reserve, and step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chamarel trip maker .

Paris, France to Chamarel is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mauritius Time is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chamarel when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mauritius, Bel Ombre, Flic En Flac, Le Morne Brabant, La Vallee des Couleurs
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Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

6
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Take a break from the city and head to Mont Choisy Beach and Ile Plate Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Notre Dame Auxiliatrice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Baie: Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club (in Trou d'eau Douce) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Cerfs, enjoy the sand and surf at Balaclava Public Beach, stop by Le Rendez-Vous, and stroll through Grand Gaube Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cap Malheureux, Ile aux Cerfs, Plage de Trou aux Biches, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches

4
nights
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Saint-Leu ©
Visiting Piton de Fournaise and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trou du Souffleur and CiméO Nature | Canyoning à la Réunion. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Leu: Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Cascade de Grand Galet (in Saint-Joseph).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Leu trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Saint-Leu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Piton de Fournaise, Pas de Bellecombe, CiméO Nature | Canyoning à la Réunion, Cascade de Grand Galet
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Trou du Souffleur ©
Trou du Souffleur
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet

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