21 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

21 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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21 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Paul
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Joseph
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cilaos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg ©
Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien and Maison Folio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Canyoning, Envergure Reunion. Explore Hell-Bourg's surroundings by going to Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne (in Sainte-Anne), Niagara Fall (in Sainte-Suzanne) and Saint-Benoit (Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit & Oasis Eaux Vives).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hell-Bourg trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Benoit, Foret de Bebour, Cascade Niagara, Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne
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Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
Eglise Sainte-Anne ©
Eglise Sainte-Anne

7
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rue de Paris and Le fenetre Les Makes. Notre-Dame de la Delivrance and Maison Bedier will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Paul side-trips: Saint-Denis (Musee Leon Dierx & Room Escape Games), Trou du Souffleur (in Saint-Leu) and Plage de La Saline les Bains (in La Saline les Bains). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tour des Roches, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore and take pictures at Cap La Houssaye.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Paul trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Paul in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Denis, Saint-Leu, La Saline les Bains, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Gilles-les Hauts
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Musee de Villele ©
Musee de Villele
Rue de Paris ©
Rue de Paris

5
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Parc des Palmiers. Explore Saint-Joseph's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe), Anse des Cascades (in Sainte-Rose) and Grand Bassin (in La Plaine des Cafres). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Aquasens, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Cap Jaune, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Orchidees, and experience rural life at Le Labyrinthe en-Champ-The.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Joseph trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Paul to Saint-Joseph in 1.5 hours. December in Saint-Joseph sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dekocean, Parc des Palmiers, Grand Bassin, Anse des Cascades, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Grand Bassin
Grand Bassin
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet

4
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Roche Merveilleuse and La Chapelle. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, see the interesting displays at La Maison de la Broderie, and learn about winemaking at Le Chai de Cilaos: La maison des vins.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cilaos trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Jardin de Bonsais
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La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse
La Chapelle ©
La Chapelle
La Maison de la Broderie ©
La Maison de la Broderie

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