20 days in Mauritius Itinerary

20 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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20 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Grand Baie
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rodrigues Island
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bel Ombre
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Blue Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Belle Mare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Chamarel
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Flic En Flac
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Rome

5
nights
Grand Baie

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Head to Marche de Flacq and Historic Marinefor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Trou aux Biches and La Cuvette Public Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bras d'Eau Public Beach (in Poste Lafayette), Port Louis (St Louis Cathedral, The Crown Lodge, & more) and Pointe de Flacq (Legend Golf Course & Sagar Shiv Mandir). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Phare d'Albion, choose your vessel at Solar Sea Walk (Undersea Walk Ltd), kick back and relax at Grand Gaube Beach, and admire the sheer force of Rochester Falls.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Grand Baie day trip planning site .

Rome, Italy to Grand Baie is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Grand Baie is 3 hours. Traveling from Rome in January, expect Grand Baie to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pointe de Flacq, Albion, Grand Gaube, Bras d'Eau Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches
La Cuvette Public Beach ©
La Cuvette Public Beach
Bain Boeuf Public Beach ©
Bain Boeuf Public Beach

1
day
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.
Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale St Gabriel, browse the fresh offerings at Marche de Port Mathurin, then admire the landmark architecture of St Johns Church, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rodrigues Island travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Rodrigues Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Rodrigues Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bel Ombre.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathédrale St Gabriel ©
Cathédrale St Gabriel

6
nights
Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre ©
Tucked away on the wild southern coast of Mauritius, the village of Bel Ombre feels somewhat off the beaten track, yet the five-star resorts and hotels offer as comfortable and luxurious a vacation as anywhere on the island.
You'll get in some beach time at Gris Gris Beach and Le Morne Beach. Get some historical perspective at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche and Ile aux Fouqets Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bel Ombre: La Cambuse Beach (in Le Bouchon), Ile du Phare (in Mahebourg) and Ile des Deux Cocos (in Blue Bay). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Le Morne Brabant, head off the coast to Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Underwater Waterfall, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bel Ombre, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Bel Ombre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Bel Ombre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blue Bay.

Things to do in Bel Ombre

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Morne, Mauritius, Chamarel, Mahebourg, Gris Gris Beach
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Golf Club ©
Heritage Golf Club
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve

few
hours
Blue Bay

Blue Bay ©
Tucked away in the relatively undeveloped southeastern corner of Mauritius, a Blue Bay vacation provides guests with a quiet spot to relax that's still within close distance to the country's airport.
You've now added Pointe d'Esny to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Blue Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Bel Ombre to Blue Bay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belle Mare.

Things to do in Blue Bay

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Le Souffleur, Pointe d'Esny
Highlights from your plan
Pointe d'Esny ©
Pointe d'Esny
Le Souffleur ©
Le Souffleur

1
night
Belle Mare

Belle Mare ©
Set on Mauritius' east coast, the glittering white beaches and blue waters of Belle Mare entice visitors from all over the world.
On the 14th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Belle Mare Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belle Mare vacation planning website .

You can drive from Blue Bay to Belle Mare in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Belle Mare are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Belle Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Grand River South East Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Grand River South East Waterfalls ©
Grand River South East Waterfalls

3
nights
Chamarel

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Black River Gorges National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park and then do a tasting at Takamaka Boutique Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Piton Canot, and finally stop by Ruisseau Creole.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chamarel tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Belle Mare to Chamarel takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Vacoas, Ruisseau Creole
Highlights from your plan
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

2
nights
Flic En Flac

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les 7 Cascades as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. On the 18th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Les 7 Cascades and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Phare d'Albion, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Flic En Flac trip itinerary maker .

Flic En Flac is just a short distance from Chamarel. January in Flic En Flac sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Pouce, Les 7 Cascades, Phare d'Albion, Le Dernier Comptoir, Rissers Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada
Highlights from your plan
Les 7 Cascades ©
Les 7 Cascades
Scuba & Snorkeling
Phare d'Albion ©
Phare d'Albion

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