20 days in Djibouti & Mauritius Itinerary

20 days in Djibouti & Mauritius Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h
2
Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti ©
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rushing Waters Adventures, Place Menelik and Hamoudi Mosque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Day Forest National Park and Grande Pecherie. Change things up with a short trip to Arta Beach in Arta (about 1h 55 min away).

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Djibouti trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Djibouti is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Djibouti is 11 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect Djibouti to be warmer, temps between 83°F and 75°F. You will leave for Trou d'eau Douce on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Day Forest National Park ©
Day Forest National Park
Rushing Waters Adventures ©
Rushing Waters Adventures
Hamoudi Mosque ©
Hamoudi Mosque

5
nights
Trou d'eau Douce, Mauritius

Trou d'eau Douce ©
Lined by a turquoise lagoon and white beaches, Trou d'Eau Douce gradually developed from a mellow fishing village into a small resort town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Blue Safari Submarine, Maheswarnath Temple, Wind and Water Excursions, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Island Wings Mauritius and Anse La Raie Beach. We've also included these beaches for you: Grand Baie Public Beach and Pointe Bernache. Go for a jaunt from Trou d'eau Douce to Mont Choisy to see Mont Choisy Beach about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Grand Gaube Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sagar Shiv Mandir, and take some stellar pictures from Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trou d'eau Douce road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Djibouti to Trou d'eau Douce with the Route module. Traveling from Djibouti to Trou d'eau Douce, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Trou d'eau Douce can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Trou d'eau Douce

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Riviere du Rempart, Grand Gaube, Sagar Shiv Mandir, Wind and Water Excursions, Mont Choisy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pointe d'Esny ©
Pointe d'Esny
Anse La Raie Beach ©
Anse La Raie Beach
Island Wings Mauritius ©
Island Wings Mauritius

3
nights
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

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.
Get in touch with nature at Francois Leguat Reserve and Cat Island (Ile aux chats). Explore hidden gems such as Trou d'Argent Beach and Care-Co. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale St Gabriel, and step off the mainland to explore Île aux Cocos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rodrigues Island trip planner.

You can fly from Trou d'eau Douce to Rodrigues Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. February in Rodrigues Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Francois Leguat Reserve ©
Francois Leguat Reserve
Île aux Cocos ©
Île aux Cocos

4
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Ebony Forest Reserve and Le Morne Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Underwater Waterfall and Le Dernier Comptoir. Step out of Le Morne with an excursion to La Vallee des Couleurs in Chamouny--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind International Slave Route Monument and stroll through Heritage Nature Reserve.

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

Getting from Rodrigues Island to Le Morne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Le Morne are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Morne Beach, La Vallee des Couleurs, Le Dernier Comptoir, Ebony Forest Reserve, Heritage Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Heritage Nature Reserve ©
Heritage Nature Reserve
Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach

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