21 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

21 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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21 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Hell-Bourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint-Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cilaos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Saint-Philippe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Step off the beaten path and head to Point de vue sur le trou de fer and Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hell-Bourg: Distillerie de Savanna (in Saint-Andre), Niagara Fall (in Sainte-Suzanne) and Saint-Denis (Notre-Dame de la Delivrance, Sentier de La Providence, & more).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hell-Bourg holiday builder tool .

Paris, France to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Saint-Denis, Cascade Niagara, Cascade Blanche, Distillerie de Savanna
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Room Escape Games
Cascade Niagara ©
Cascade Niagara

5
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Step off the beaten path and head to Azurtech Parapente and Cap La Houssaye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains: Jardin de l'Etat (in Saint-Denis) and Saint-Pierre (Domaine Du Cafe Grille & La Saga du Rhum).

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains holiday planner.

Drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre, Jardin de l'Etat
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de Grande Anse and Dekocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Joseph: Sainte-Rose (Notre-Dame des Laves & Anse des Cascades) and Saint-Pierre (Spas & tombe de Sitarane). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet, wander the streets of Manapany-Les-Bains, explore the striking landscape at Le Cap Jaune, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de trou noir.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Joseph trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Saint-Joseph in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Saint-Joseph, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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 RN5 Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit), Saint-Pierre (Helicopter Tours & Lasergame Evolution) and Les Gorges du Bras de la Plaine (in Entre-Deux). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, get great views at Le Gouffre, and immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cilaos holiday builder .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in Cilaos

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Pierre, Piton de Fournaise, Le Gouffre, Les Gorges du Bras de la Plaine
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges
RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road

3
nights
Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 27th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Route des Laves and then delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Mare Longue.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Philippe vacation maker app .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Philippe in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices

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