10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  11​h
1
Saint-Denis
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cilaos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis ©
Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Get some historical perspective at Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de La Saline les Bains and Parc de la Trinite. Step out of Saint-Denis with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc du Colorado, stop by Marché forain de Saint-Paul, and get outside with CiméO Nature | Canyoning à la Réunion.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint-Denis trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Saint-Denis is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in May, with highs in Saint-Denis at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Saline les Bains, Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, Marché forain de Saint-Paul, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion ©

4
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aquasens and Takavoler. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Joseph: Route des Laves (in Saint-Philippe) and Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Orchidees.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint-Joseph online trip builder .

Drive from Saint-Denis to Saint-Joseph in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint-Joseph are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Takavoler, Plage de Grande Anse, Route des Laves
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Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Le Jardin d'Orchidees ©
Le Jardin d'Orchidees

1
night
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. On the 27th (Wed), take a memorable drive along RN5 Road and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cilaos trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road

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