15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Saint-Paul
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Pierre
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Attractions like Kelonia and Plage de l'Ermitage make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Paul: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Saint-Leu) and Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Aquarium de la Reunion, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Maido, kick back and relax at Plage des Roches Noires, stroll the grounds of Saint Paul Marine Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trou d'Eau.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint-Paul road trip website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Saint-Paul is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu, Plage de Trou d'Eau
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Aquarium de la Reunion ©
Aquarium de la Reunion

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Cilaos: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe) and Parc du Colorado (in Saint-Denis). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges, delve into the lush surroundings at La Roche Merveilleuse, browse the exhibits of La Maison de la Broderie, and cruise along RN5 Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cilaos online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saint-Paul to Cilaos in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Parc du Colorado, Trois Roches, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parc du Colorado ©
Parc du Colorado
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

4
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Joseph (Aquasens & Cascade de Grand Galet), Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum, Head underground at Trou du Souffleur, and look for gifts at Creoline Epicerie Fine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Pierre online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Pierre in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Saint-Joseph, Pas de Bellecombe, Piton de Fournaise, Jardin des Parfums et des Epices
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Helicopter Tours
Domaine Du Cafe Grille ©
Domaine Du Cafe Grille

3
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Hell-Bourg is known for historic sites, parks, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, stroll through Point de vue sur le trou de fer, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Blanche.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hell-Bourg online road trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Pierre to Hell-Bourg in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cascade Blanche
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