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
La Saline les Bains
— 7 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Philippe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hell-Bourg
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Johannesburg

7
nights
La Saline les Bains

La Saline les Bains ©
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de La Saline les Bains and Plage de Trou d'Eau. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Cite du Volcan and Musee de Villele. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Pierre (La Saga du Rhum, Domaine Du Cafe Grille, & more) and Jardin de l'Etat (in Saint-Denis).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Saline les Bains road trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to La Saline les Bains is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in La Saline les Bains, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in La Saline les Bains

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu, Saint-Pierre, Jardin de l'Etat, Musee de Villele
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
La Cite du Volcan
La Cite du Volcan
Plage de l'Ermitage ©
Plage de l'Ermitage

5
nights
Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Philippe: Saint-Joseph (Cascade de trou noir, Cascade de Grand Galet, & more) and Petite-Ile (La Maison des Terroirs de La Reunion & Plage de Grande Anse). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Mare Longue, head outdoors with Route des Laves, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices.

Before you visit Saint-Philippe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from La Saline les Bains to Saint-Philippe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Petite-Ile
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices
Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves

7
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Venture out of the city with trips to Acroplaine (in La Plaine-des-Palmistes), Sainte-Rose (Anse des Cascades, Pont Suspendu de la Riviere de l'Est, & more) and Saint-Benoit (Piton de Fournaise, Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit, & more).

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

You can drive from Saint-Philippe to Hell-Bourg in 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sainte-Rose, Saint-Benoit, Salazie, Cascade Niagara, Distillerie de Savanna
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