20 days in Mauritius & Thailand Itinerary

20 days in Mauritius & Thailand Itinerary

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20 days in Mauritius & Thailand Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
2
Rawai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Khao Lak, Thailand
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ang Thong, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Bophut, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa


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2
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mont Choisy Beach and Le Morne Brabant. Head to Tou Korek Surf Shop and Le Dernier Comptoirfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Flic En Flac side-trips: Le Morne (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Underwater Waterfall), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Trou aux Biches) and Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Flic en Flac Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, and make a trip to Jummah Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Flic En Flac vacation builder website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Flic En Flac is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time is 2 hours. In November, Flic En Flac is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rawai.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Le Morne, Le Dernier Comptoir, Ebony Forest Reserve, Tou Korek Surf Shop, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant

2
nights
Rawai, Thailand

A trip to Rawai, a beach resort on the island of Phuket, rewards visitors with access to quirky museums, heritage sites, and animal conservation projects.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ao Sane. Get outdoors at Nai Harn Beach and Helge Fashion Custom Tailor. Take a break from Rawai with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Phuket Town, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Martin Fashion, tee off at Phuket Golf Leisure, and take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rawai route maker website .

Getting from Flic En Flac to Rawai by combination of flight and bus takes about 16 hours. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flic En Flac in November: highs in Rawai hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Rawai

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Khao Lak, Thailand

A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
On the 18th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Bangsak Beach, look for gifts at Zara Collection, kick back and relax at Coconut Beach, then kick back and relax at Pak Weep Beach, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Takua Pa Sunday Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Khao Lak trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rawai to Khao Lak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. November in Khao Lak sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ang Thong.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Takua Pa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangsak Beach ©
Bangsak Beach

1
night
Ang Thong, Thailand

Ang Thong ©
As the capital of a province of the same name, Ang Thong boasts a rich history--most notably as an outpost during the war against the Burmese and the birthplace of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, two of the war's venerated heroes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ang Thong trip builder website .

Getting from Khao Lak to Ang Thong by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November in Ang Thong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ang Thong

Nature Parks
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Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park ©

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
On the 21st (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Tanot Bay, and then kick back and relax at Laem Thian.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koh Tao trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ang Thong to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koh Tao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
John-Suwan Viewpoint ©
John-Suwan Viewpoint

4
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Visiting Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach and Salad Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Haad Yuan Beach, stroll through Ao Plai Laem, stop by Sugar & Spice, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan tour planner .

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bottle Beach ©
Bottle Beach
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

3
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Visit Maenam Beach and Samrong Beach for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Choeng Mon Beach and Malibu beach. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Classic International Suits, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaweng Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bophut tour planning site .

Bophut is very close to Ko Pha Ngan. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mae Nam
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Maenam Beach ©
Maenam Beach
Classic International Suits ©
Classic International Suits

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