36 days in Kuwait, Mauritius & Garden Route Itinerary

36 days in Kuwait, Mauritius & Garden Route Itinerary

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36 days in Kuwait, Mauritius & Garden Route Itinerary

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
George, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
Kuwait City, Kuwait

4
days
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Mosque and National Evangelical Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Scientific Center and Al Kout Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Cathedral Parish, shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, browse the exhibits of Mirror House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Shamlan Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuwait City itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Kuwait City can reach 54°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Le Morne.

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The Scientific Center ©
The Scientific Center
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Holy Family Cathedral Parish ©
Holy Family Cathedral Parish

6
days
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Gris Gris Beach and Ile des Deux Cocos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Morne Beach and Blue Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Morne: Flic En Flac (Scuba & Snorkeling & Flic en Flac Beach), La Cambuse Beach (in Le Bouchon) and Albion (Albion Lighthouse & Phare d'Albion). There's much more to do: make a trip to Crystal Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Morne Brabant, admire all the interesting features of International Slave Route Monument, and explore the striking landscape of La Vallee des Couleurs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Le Morne vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuwait City to Le Morne. Traveling from Kuwait City to Le Morne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect Le Morne to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albion, Chamarel, Flic En Flac, Ile des Deux Cocos, The Martello Tower Museum
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Le Morne Beach ©
Le Morne Beach
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach

3
days
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

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.
Visiting Trou d'Argent Beach and Parc Francois Leguat will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Île aux Cocos and Care-Co. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Church, stop by Blue Magic Rodrigues Craft World Company ltd, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des 5 Sens.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Le Morne to Rodrigues Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Rodrigues Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Baie.

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Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Parc Francois Leguat ©
Parc Francois Leguat
Île aux Cocos ©
Île aux Cocos

5
days
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
A highly popular resort town in Mauritius, Grand Baie earned its nickname ("the bay without end") by Dutch settlers in the 17th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Citadel and Ile Plate Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Cuvette Beach and Grand Gaube Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Belle Mare), Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air) and Port Louis (The Photographic Museum, St Louis Cathedral, & more).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Grand Baie in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to George.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Ile Plate Beach, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Studio 44 Mauritius
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Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
La Cuvette Beach ©
La Cuvette Beach
Ile Plate Beach ©
Ile Plate Beach

6
days
George, South Africa

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Popular historic sites such as Dutch Reformed Mother Church and Arbeidsgenot are in your itinerary. Visiting Wilderness Beach and Wilgewandel Holiday Farm will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting George side-trips: Oudtshoorn (Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, C.P Nel Museum, & more) and Mossel Bay (Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, & more). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, experience rural life at Redberry Farm, and view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the George trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Baie to George. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Baie in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in George: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Mossel Bay
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves

9
days
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Knysna Lagoon and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Buffalo Bay will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Holy Trinity Church, Brenton on Sea, & more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Otter Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Radical Raptors, stroll through Circles in the Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peters Anglican Church, and indulge your taste buds at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip generator.

You can drive from George to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from George in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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