15 days in Mauritius Itinerary

15 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mauritius trip planner

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Fly to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Drive to Trou aux Biches
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Trou aux Biches
— 5 nights
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Rodrigues Island
— 2 nights
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Le Morne
— 4 nights
Drive to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Trou aux Biches

— 5 nights
Named the world's leading beach destination at the World Travel Awards in 2011, Trou aux Biches ranks among the most beautiful resorts on the island of Mauritius.
You'll get in some beach time at Ile aux Cerfs and Flic en Flac Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trou aux Cerfs and Albion Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trou aux Biches: Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air), Casela Nature Parks (in Cascavelle) and Port Louis (The Photographic Museum, Aapravasi Ghat, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Maison Eureka, and see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Trou aux Biches road trip planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Trou aux Biches is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from San Francisco to Trou aux Biches. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Trou aux Biches, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Trou aux Biches

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Rodrigues Island

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Francois Leguat Reserve, then admire the landmark architecture of St Johns Church, and then snap pictures at Suspension Bridge. On the next day, stop by Care-Co, explore the striking landscape of Grand Montagne Nature Reserve, then kick back and relax at Trou d'Argent Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale St Gabriel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rodrigues Island travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Trou aux Biches to Rodrigues Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Le Morne.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Le Morne

— 4 nights
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Morne Brabant and Crystal Rock. The Martello Tower Museum and Saraswati Maa will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Chamarel (Ebony Forest Reserve & Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark) and La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heritage Nature Reserve, and appreciate the history behind International Slave Route Monument.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Le Morne trip maker website.

You can fly from Rodrigues Island to Le Morne in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. July in Le Morne sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
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.