20 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

20 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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20 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Saint-Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Saint-Paul
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Saint-Leu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Hell-Bourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Saint-Denis
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Prague

4
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Take a break from the city and head to Tunnels de Lave and Cascade de trou noir. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal and Spas & Wellness. Take a break from Saint-Joseph with a short trip to tombe de Sitarane in Saint-Pierre, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Dekocean, get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Orchidees, and explore the striking landscape at Le Cap Jaune.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Joseph trip planner .

Vienna, Austria to Saint-Joseph is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vienna to Saint-Joseph due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in March, expect Saint-Joseph to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Pierre, Petite-Ile, Volcanorun
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Cascade de trou noir ©
Cascade de trou noir
Le Cap Jaune
Le Cap Jaune

3
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pepiniere du Musee and Musee de Villele. Visit Plage de Trou d'Eau and Plage de La Saline les Bains for some beach relaxation. Explore Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains' surroundings by going to La Maison de la Broderie (in Cilaos) and La Saga du Rhum (in Saint-Pierre).

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Saline les Bains, Saint-Gilles-les Hauts, La Saga du Rhum, La Maison de la Broderie
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Musee de Villele ©
Musee de Villele
Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Le Lazaret de la Grande Chaloupe, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Maison du Geranium, and then take in the dramatic natural features at La Glaciere. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Grotte des Premiers Francais, then look for gifts at Alambic Begue, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere marin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint-Paul day trip planning app .

Saint-Paul is just a stone's throw from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains. In March in Saint-Paul, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Le Lazaret de la Grande Chaloupe, Alambic Begue
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Grotte des Premiers Francais ©
Grotte des Premiers Francais
Alambic Begue ©
Alambic Begue
La Maison du Geranium ©
La Maison du Geranium

2
nights
Saint-Leu

Saint-Leu ©
On the 15th (Thu), tee off at Golf Club Bourbon and then see the sky in a new way at Observatoire des Makes. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Parapente Modul'air and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Leu trip itinerary site .

Saint-Leu is just a short distance from Saint-Paul. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Leu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trips

Golf de Bourbon, Observatoire des Makes
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Golf de Bourbon ©
Golf de Bourbon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Observatoire des Makes ©
Observatoire des Makes

4
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit and Domaine des Tourelles. Visiting Maïdo and Foret de Bebour will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Golf Club Bourbon (in L'Etang-Sale), La Cite du Volcan (in La Plaine des Cafres) and Sainte-Rose (Notre-Dame des Laves & Anse des Cascades).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hell-Bourg trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Leu to Hell-Bourg by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Denis.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

La Plaine-des-Palmistes, Sainte-Rose, La Cite du Volcan, Golf de Bourbon, Eglise Sainte-Anne
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Foret de Bebour ©
Foret de Bebour
Eglise Sainte-Anne ©
Eglise Sainte-Anne
Maison Folio
Maison Folio

3
nights
Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis ©
Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pick up some local products at Petit Marche, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forain du Chaudron, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue de Paris, then examine the collection at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de La Reunion, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin de l'Etat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Leon Dierx, relax in the rural setting at Le Comptoir Melissa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame des Laves.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Denis itinerary maker site .

Drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Denis in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marche Forain du Chaudron, Notre-Dame des Laves, Le Comptoir Melissa
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Rue de Paris ©
Rue de Paris
Musee Leon Dierx ©
Musee Leon Dierx
Notre-Dame de la Delivrance ©
Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

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