11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  9 h
1
Hell-Bourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
3
La Saline les Bains
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Coopérative Pro Vanille, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie de Savanna, then steep yourself in history at Maison Folio, and finally examine the collection at Maison Morange. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit, then stroll through Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne, and then trek along Point de vue sur le trou de fer.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hell-Bourg online trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Hell-Bourg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Coopérative Pro Vanille, Distillerie de Savanna, Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne, Eglise Sainte-Anne
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Coopérative Pro Vanille ©
Coopérative Pro Vanille
Eglise Sainte-Anne ©
Eglise Sainte-Anne

3
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cap Noir and Spas. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage des Roches Noires.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains takes 2 hours. In August in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to La Saline les Bains.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Musee de Villele, Cap Noir
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Cap Noir ©
Cap Noir
Musee de Villele ©
Musee de Villele
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
La Saline les Bains

La Saline les Bains ©
On the 31st (Sat), head outdoors with Adrenaline - Parapente and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de La Saline les Bains.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our La Saline les Bains travel route site .

La Saline les Bains is just a short distance from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains. August in La Saline les Bains sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in La Saline les Bains

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Adrenaline - Parapente
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Dekocean, then head outdoors with Aquasens, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame des Laves, and then explore and take pictures at Bananaland.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Joseph trip planner .

Getting from La Saline les Bains to Saint-Joseph by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Saint-Joseph, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sainte-Rose, Dekocean, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Dekocean ©
Dekocean

2
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Observatoire des Makes, then take in the exciting artwork at Edgar Photographie, and then contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along RN5 Road, immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, and then explore the world behind art at La Maison de la Broderie.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cilaos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Observatoire des Makes, Edgar Photographie, Piton de Fournaise
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La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse
RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise

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