16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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

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, contemplate the long history of Maison Folio, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Blanche.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hell-Bourg fast, fun, and easy.

Cape Town, South Africa to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Reunion Time (RET) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Salazie
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Maison Folio
Maison Folio
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg

4
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Explore Saint-Pierre's surroundings by going to Saint-Joseph (Aquasens, Le Jardin d'Orchidees, & more), Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Trou du Souffleur, take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, and stroll the grounds of tombe de Sitarane.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Pierre sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Pierre in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Saint-Leu, Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, Croc Parc, Pas de Bellecombe
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Croc Parc ©
Croc Parc
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Explore Cilaos' surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe) and Parc du Colorado (in Saint-Denis). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, cruise along RN5 Road, see the interesting displays at La Maison de la Broderie, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cilaos attractions site .

Drive from Saint-Pierre to Cilaos in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Parc du Colorado, Trois Roches
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parc du Colorado ©
Parc du Colorado
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

5
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kids will enjoy Kelonia and Aquarium de la Reunion. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Paul: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Saint-Leu) and Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Bassin des Aigrettes, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Maido, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Plage de Trou d'Eau, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Riviere.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint-Paul day trip app .

Getting from Cilaos to Saint-Paul by car takes about 2 hours. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu, Plage de Trou d'Eau
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Aquarium de la Reunion ©
Aquarium de la Reunion
Plage de l'Ermitage ©
Plage de l'Ermitage

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