21 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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Grand Baie
— 8 nights
Rodrigues Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Mahebourg
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Toronto


Grand Baie — 8 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Head to Martin Beffert Jewellery Design and Grand Baie La Croisettefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Octopus Diving Centre and Pereybere Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery (in Bambous), Marche de Flacq (in Centre de Flacq) and Port Louis (Aapravasi Ghat, Kaylasson Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais, explore the galleries of The Mauritius Glass Gallery, tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ved Holistic Care Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Baie vacation maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Grand Baie is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Grand Baie is 9 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get warmer in Grand Baie: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rodrigues Island.
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Rodrigues Island — 3 nights

Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Care-Co and Marche de Port Mathurin. Visiting Trou d'Argent Beach and Île aux Cocos will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St Johns Church, head off the coast to Cat Island (Ile aux chats), take a peaceful walk through Grand Montagne Nature Reserve, and stroll through Francois Leguat Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rodrigues Island trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Grand Baie to Rodrigues Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. December in Rodrigues Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mahebourg.
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Mahebourg — 4 nights

The tiny yet endearing town of Mahebourg makes a great destination for sightseeing, boating, and lazing in the sun around Maritius' largest lagoon.
For shopping fun, head to Bernd Wilhelm or Trianon Shopping Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Morne Brabant and Trou aux Cerfs. Explore Mahebourg's surroundings by going to Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac), Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air) and Le Morne (International Slave Route Monument & Underwater Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Falls, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Warrior, and make a trip to Ile du Phare.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mahebourg route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Mahebourg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mahebourg are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chamarel.
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Chamarel — 3 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Curious Chamarel and World of Seashells. Escape the urban bustle at Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark and Black River Gorges National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel, take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Vallee des Couleurs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Maa.

Before you visit Chamarel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Mahebourg to Chamarel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Mauritius travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.