14 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

14 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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14 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Hell-Bourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Point de vue sur le trou de fer. Step out of Hell-Bourg with an excursion to Le Comptoir Melissa in Saint-Benoit--about 50 minutes away.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hell-Bourg trip itinerary builder .

Helsinki, Finland to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Le Comptoir Melissa
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Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption ©
Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get outside with Route des Laves, then get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet, and then admire the sheer force of Cascade de trou noir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): head outdoors with Plage de Grande Anse, get outside with Aquasens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Le Cap Jaune.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint-Joseph driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Joseph in 2.5 hours. In December in Saint-Joseph, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Route des Laves, Plage de Grande Anse
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Col du Taibit. Take a break from the city and head to Le fenetre Les Makes and RN5 Road. When in Cilaos, make a side trip to see Parc des Palmiers in Le Tampon, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, explore the world behind art at La Maison de la Broderie, and take a peaceful walk through La Roche Merveilleuse.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cilaos trip app .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Parc des Palmiers, Le fenetre Les Makes
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Col du Taibit ©
Col du Taibit
La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

5
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains ©
Get in touch with nature at Fly 974 Tandem and Plage de La Saline les Bains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like B'leu Ocean and Pas de Bellecombe. Explore Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains' surroundings by going to Eglise Sainte-Anne (in Saint-Benoit), Rue de Paris (in Saint-Denis) and Cascade Niagara (in Sainte-Suzanne).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains trip planner .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. January in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Saint-Denis, La Saline les Bains, Saint-Paul, Eglise Sainte-Anne
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B'leu Ocean ©
B'leu Ocean
Pas de Bellecombe ©
Pas de Bellecombe
Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem

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