22 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

22 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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22 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Sainte-Rose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Saint-Pierre
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cilaos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Paul
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Sainte-Rose

Sainte-Rose ©
Sainte-Rose is a commune on the east coast of the French island and department of Réunion.GeographyThe commune is bordered by the communes of La Plaine-des-Palmistes, Saint-Benoît, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Philippe and Tampon; and by the Rivière de l'Est to the nord. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sainte-Rose: Saint-Benoit (Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit & Cascade de la Paix), Saint-Philippe (Jardin des Parfums et des Epices & Quai de Sel - Ancien Port) and Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne (in Sainte-Anne). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame des Laves, get outside with Route des Laves, and snap pictures at Pont Suspendu de la Riviere de l'Est.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Rose trip itinerary maker .

Chennai, India to Sainte-Rose is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chennai to Sainte-Rose. Traveling from Chennai in July, you will find days in Sainte-Rose are cooler (29°C), and nights are little chillier (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Sainte-Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Philippe, Saint-Benoit, Coopérative Pro Vanille, Ferme Pedagogique de Sainte Anne, Maison Folio
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Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices
Maison Folio
Maison Folio
Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves

5
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Pierre: Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis), Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit) and Saint-Leu (Musee Stella Matutina & Trou du Souffleur). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum, take a stroll through Manapany-Les-Bains, look for gifts at Creoline Epicerie Fine, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Pierre trip site .

Traveling by car from Sainte-Rose to Saint-Pierre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Saint-Leu, Edgar Photographie, Nez de Boeuf, Piton de Fournaise
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
La Saga du Rhum ©
La Saga du Rhum
Spas

5
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Explore Cilaos' surroundings by going to Distillerie de Savanna (in Saint-Andre), Foret de Bebour (in La Plaine-des-Palmistes) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Roche Merveilleuse, admire the sheer force of Trois Roches, and walk around Parc du Colorado.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cilaos visit app .

You can drive from Saint-Pierre to Cilaos in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trois Roches, Cascade Blanche, Distillerie de Savanna, Foret de Bebour, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Distillerie de Savanna ©
Distillerie de Savanna
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

7
nights
Saint-Paul

Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Leu (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kelonia), Plage de La Saline les Bains (in La Saline les Bains) and Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Maido, admire the landmark architecture of Maison Bedier, take a stroll through Rue de Paris, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trou d'Eau.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Paul road trip tool .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Paul in 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Denis, La Saline les Bains, Saint-Leu, Golf du Bassin Bleu
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Plage de Trou d'Eau
Plage de Trou d'Eau
Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains

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