10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains ©
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Trou d'Eau and Plage des Roches Noires. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains: Domaine Du Cafe Grille (in Saint-Pierre) and Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains travel route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, La Saline les Bains, Maido, Domaine Du Cafe Grille, Pas de Bellecombe
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Plage de l'Ermitage ©
Plage de l'Ermitage
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 13th (Fri), head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Joseph sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Saint-Joseph in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saint-Joseph are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Philippe, Anse des Cascades
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Take a break from the city and head to Piton de Fournaise and Piton des Neiges. Get out of town with these interesting Cilaos side-trips: Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne (in Sainte-Anne), Helicopter Tours (in Saint-Pierre) and Point de vue sur le trou de fer (in Hell-Bourg). It doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at La Roche Merveilleuse.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cilaos trip builder app .

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Point de vue sur le trou de fer, Piton de Fournaise, Helicopter Tours, Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer

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