16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Saint-Leu
Drive:  45​min
1
Saint-Denis
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Saint-Leu

7
nights
Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis ©
Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de La Saline les Bains and Plage de Trou d'Eau. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Point de vue sur le trou de fer. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Paul Marine Cemetery (in Saint-Paul), Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Aquarium de la Reunion, Bassin des Aigrettes, & more) and Maison Folio (in Hell-Bourg). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin de l'Etat, get outside with Niagara Vertical, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc du Colorado, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Denis vacation builder.

Saint-Leu to Saint-Denis is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August in Saint-Denis, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, La Saline les Bains, Sainte-Suzanne, Hell-Bourg, Evasion Kreol
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Plage de l'Ermitage ©
Plage de l'Ermitage
Scuba & Snorkeling
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer

5
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Joseph: Saint-Leu (Azurtech Parapente, Kelonia, & more), Tunnels de Lave (in Saint-Philippe) and Sainte-Rose (Bananaland & Anse des Cascades). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Piton de Fournaise and take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine Du Cafe Grille.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Joseph trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Denis to Saint-Joseph takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Sainte-Rose, Volcanorun, Domaine Du Cafe Grille, Piton de Fournaise
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Step out of the city life by going to Cirque de Mafate and Maïdo. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Makes Aventures, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire all the interesting features of Road to Cilaos, and learn about winemaking at Le Chai de Cilaos: La maison des vins.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cilaos holiday planner.

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Makes Aventures
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RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
La Maison de la Broderie ©
La Maison de la Broderie

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