8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Saint-Leu
— 2 nights
2
Mafate
— 1 night
3
Saint-Benoit
— 2 nights
4
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights

2
nights
Saint-Leu

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Paul (Ravine Bernica & Maido). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia, and stroll through Plage de l'Ermitage.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Leu trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major aiport is Roland Garros Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Mafate.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Maido ©
Maido

1
night
Mafate

Mafate
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, examine the collection at Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien, and then get outside with Les 3 Cascades.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mafate trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint-Leu to Mafate by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint-Benoit.

Things to do in Mafate

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hell-Bourg, Les 3 Cascades
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Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg

2
nights
Saint-Benoit

Saint-Benoit ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): experience rural life at Bananaland, thenget impressive views of Piton de Fournaise, thenlook for gifts at Le Comptoir Melissa, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascade de la Paix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Eglise Sainte-Anne, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame des Laves, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades, and finally snap pictures at Suspension bridge of East River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Saint-Benoit holiday planner.

You can drive from Mafate to Saint-Benoit in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Saint-Benoit can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Benoit

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sainte-Rose
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Eglise Sainte-Anne ©
Eglise Sainte-Anne
Cascade de la Paix ©
Cascade de la Paix

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Orchidees, get outside with Aquasens, thenadmire the sheer force of Cascade de trou noir, and finally head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, head outdoors with Plage de Grande Anse, and then hunt for treasures at Marche Forain.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Joseph trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Benoit to Saint-Joseph takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In December in Saint-Joseph, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Plage de Grande Anse, Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, Marche Forain
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

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