16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Piton des Neiges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cilaos: Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit) and Edgar Photographie (in Entre-Deux). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of RN5 Road, take a peaceful walk through La Roche Merveilleuse, and admire the masterpieces at La Maison de la Broderie.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cilaos trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cilaos is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Zurich to Cilaos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Cilaos

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piton de Fournaise, Edgar Photographie
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges
RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road

4
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aquasens and Le Labyrinthe en-Champ-The. Explore Saint-Joseph's surroundings by going to Sainte-Rose (Bananaland & Notre-Dame des Laves), Saint-Philippe (Route des Laves & Jardin des Parfums et des Epices) and Spas (in Le Tampon). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Plage de Grande Anse, stop by Dekocean, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Joseph journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Joseph takes 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 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Philippe, Petite-Ile, Sainte-Rose, Spas
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves

4
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Step off the beaten path and head to B'leu Ocean and Plage de La Saline les Bains. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Saint-Pierre to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 44 minutes away.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains journey maker app .

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, La Saline les Bains
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
B'leu Ocean ©
B'leu Ocean

3
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning, Envergure Reunion and Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg. Get out of town with these interesting Hell-Bourg side-trips: Niagara Fall (in Sainte-Suzanne), Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit (in Saint-Benoit) and Room Escape Games (in Saint-Denis).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hell-Bourg road trip app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Hell-Bourg takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cascade Niagara, Eglise Sainte-Anne, Marche Forain du Chaudron, Room Escape Games
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
Room Escape Games

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