22 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

22 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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22 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Saint-Pierre
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cilaos
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Saint-Philippe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hell-Bourg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Saint-Denis
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

4
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Pierre side-trips: Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit), Trou du Souffleur (in Saint-Leu) and Saint-Joseph (Cascade de trou noir, Cascade de Grand Galet, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint-Pierre vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Saint-Pierre is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, La Plaine des Cafres, Plage de Grande Anse, Trou du Souffleur, Piton de Fournaise
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Helicopter Tours
Domaine Du Cafe Grille ©
Domaine Du Cafe Grille

4
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cilaos: Saint-Paul (Maido & Plage de Boucan Canot), Spas (in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains) and Saint-Leu (Adrenaline - Parapente & Azurtech Parapente). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le fenetre Les Makes, admire the sheer force of Trois Roches, and admire the masterpieces at La Maison de la Broderie.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cilaos trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Pierre to Cilaos in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu, Maido, Le fenetre Les Makes, Trois Roches
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Plage de Boucan Canot ©
Plage de Boucan Canot
Maido ©
Maido
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

3
nights
Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Step out of Saint-Philippe with an excursion to Piton de L'Eau in La Plaine des Cafres--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Puits des Anglais, take a peaceful walk through Foret de Mare Longue, and contemplate the long history of Puits Arabe.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Philippe vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Philippe takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Piton de L'Eau
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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

4
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Change things up with a short trip to Le Comptoir Melissa in Saint-Benoit (about 50 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hell-Bourg trip maker site .

Drive from Saint-Philippe to Hell-Bourg in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Denis.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salazie, Le Comptoir Melissa, Foret de Bebour
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Maison Folio
Maison Folio
Foret de Bebour ©
Foret de Bebour

6
nights
Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Denis: Saint-Paul (Saint Paul Marine Cemetery & Ravine Bernica), Saint-Leu (Kelonia, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Aquarium de la Reunion, & more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Pas de Bellecombe, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de l'Etat, steep yourself in history at Old City Hall of Saint-Denis, and head outdoors with Cap Noir.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Denis day trip planning website .

Getting from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Denis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saint-Denis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu, Saint-Paul, Cascade Niagara, Cap Noir
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Scuba & Snorkeling

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