15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Reunion Island itinerary planner

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Fly
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Saint-Denis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Rose
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive
6
La Saline les Bains
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Le Port
— 1 night
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Saint-Denis

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee de Saint-Denis, admire the striking features of The Old Town Hall, browse the fresh offerings at Petit Marche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Hindou Kalikambal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jacques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Sentier de La Providence, then examine the collection at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de La Reunion, then see the interesting displays at Musee Leon Dierx, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame de la Delivrance.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Denis travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Saint-Denis is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Denis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, things will get a bit warmer in Saint-Denis: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Hell-Bourg

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Les Cascades de Takamaka and Foret de Belouve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien and Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption. Take a break from Hell-Bourg with a short trip to Trois Roches in Mafate, about 34 minutes away.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Denis to Hell-Bourg takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Sainte-Rose.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Sainte-Rose

— 2 nights
Sainte-Rose is a commune on the east coast of the French island and department of Réunion.GeographyThe commune is bordered by the communes of La Plaine-des-Palmistes, Saint-Benoît, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Philippe and Tampon; and by the Rivière de l'Est to the nord. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des 1001 saveurs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Anne, then get outside with Le Bassin Bleu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame des Laves. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Quai de Sel - Ancien Port and then stroll through Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne.

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Drive from Hell-Bourg to Sainte-Rose in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Sainte-Rose

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Saint-Joseph

— 2 nights
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get outside with Les Gorges du Bras de la Plaine, then view the masterpieces at Edgar Photographie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at tombe de Sitarane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Puits Arabe, then take in the waterfront activity at Marine Langevin, and then take a stroll through Manapany-Les-Bains.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Joseph trip planner.

Drive from Sainte-Rose to Saint-Joseph in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Cilaos

— 2 nights
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. On the 17th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Col du Taibit, then explore the world behind art at La Maison de la Broderie, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Decoratifs de l'ocean Indien, then admire the sheer force of La Chapelle, and then immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cilaos trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to La Saline les Bains.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

La Saline les Bains

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Le Musee du Sel, then head outdoors with Azurtech Parapente, and finally get outside with Parapente Modul'air. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Maison Bedier, stroll through Reunion Bike Aventure, then see the interesting displays at Pepiniere du Musee, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Descente VTT.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Saline les Bains travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Cilaos to La Saline les Bains in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in La Saline les Bains are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Le Port.

Things to do in La Saline les Bains

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Le Port

— 1 night
Le Port is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head outdoors with Cap Noir and then head outdoors with Le Dodo Palme.

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Le Port is very close to La Saline les Bains. In March in Le Port, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Le Port

Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Reunion Island travel guide

4.3
Parasailing & Paragliding · Gardens · Aquariums
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.