17 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

17 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Reunion Island vacation planner

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Fly to Roland Garros Airport, Drive to Hell-Bourg
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Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Philippe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Pierre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Paul
— 5 nights
Drive to Roland Garros Airport, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport

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Hell-Bourg

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Coopérative Pro Vanille (in Bras-Panon), Association Valorisation et de Preservation du Patrimoine des Hauts de Sainte-Marguerite (in Saint-Benoit) and Trois Roches (in Mafate).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hell-Bourg trip itinerary tool.

Paris, France to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Paris to Hell-Bourg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Saint-Philippe

— 2 nights
Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Quai de Sel - Ancien Port, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Mare Longue, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, and then explore the striking landscape at Route des Laves.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Philippe travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Philippe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Saint-Pierre

— 3 nights
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Explore Saint-Pierre's surroundings by going to Sentier des Trous Blancs (in La Plaine des Cafres), Pas de Bellecombe (in Sainte-Rose) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Cascade de trou noir, get outside with Plage de Grande Anse, and admire the natural beauty at Domaine Du Cafe Grille.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Pierre trip builder website.

Getting from Saint-Philippe to Saint-Pierre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Cilaos

— 3 nights
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Take a break from Cilaos with a short trip to Belvedere de Bois Court in Le Tampon, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at L'Escale Creole, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cilaos road trip app.

Drive from Saint-Pierre to Cilaos in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Saint-Paul

— 5 nights
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Paul side-trips: Saint-Leu (Kelonia, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Run Alti Cryo (in La Possession) and Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Jardin d'Eden, Plage de Boucan Canot, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Maido, head outdoors with Cap Noir, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Ermitage, and stroll the grounds of Saint Paul Marine Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Paul route planner.

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Paul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Reunion Island travel guide

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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.