41 days in Mauritius Itinerary

41 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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41 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Chamarel
— 13 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Rodrigues Island
— 12 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Baie
— 14 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

13
nights
Chamarel

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Morne Brabant and Curious Corner of Chamarel. Step off the beaten path and head to Gris Gris Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Chamarel's surroundings by going to Mahebourg (Pointe d'Esny, Ile du Phare, & more), Coffee & Tea Tours (in Bois Cheri) and Blue Bay Beach (in Pointe d'Esny). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Le Morne Beach, stroll through La Cambuse Beach, step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, and tee off at Heritage Golf Club.

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

Cape Town, South Africa to Chamarel is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Chamarel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect Chamarel to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne, Mahebourg, Flic En Flac, Bel Ombre
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

12
nights
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.
Head to Care-Co and Blue Magic Rodrigues Craft World Company ltdfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Trou d'Argent Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Francois Leguat, head off the coast to Île aux Cocos, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale St Gabriel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des 5 Sens.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rodrigues Island attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Chamarel to Rodrigues Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toGrand Baie.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Île aux Cocos ©
Île aux Cocos

14
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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market or Marche de Flacq. Visit Mont Choisy Beach and Ile Plate Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Pointe de Flacq (Constance Links Golf & Sagar Shiv Mandir), Bras d'Eau Public Beach (in Poste Lafayette) and Trou d'eau Douce (Spas & Wellness, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais, contemplate the long history of Citadel, stop by Historic Marine, and admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Baie trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Grand Baie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Cap Malheureux, Mauritius, Grand Gaube, Pointe de Flacq
Highlights from your plan
Ile Plate Beach ©
Ile Plate Beach
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Chateau  De Labourdonnais ©
Chateau De Labourdonnais

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