8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Pierre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Paul
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, then get outside with Aquasens, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Orchidees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Cascade de trou noir, and then head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Joseph trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Saint-Joseph is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Joseph, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Saint-Joseph is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint-Philippe
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices

2
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise, then admire the verdant scenery at Pas de Bellecombe, then Head underground at Trou du Souffleur, and finally admire the natural beauty at Domaine Du Cafe Grille. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum, then make a trip to Musee Stella Matutina, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at tombe de Sitarane.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Pierre road trip website .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Saint-Pierre in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Pas de Bellecombe, Piton de Fournaise
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Helicopter Tours
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Domaine Du Cafe Grille ©
Domaine Du Cafe Grille

3
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Paul: Saint-Leu (Kelonia & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Scuba & Snorkeling, Aquarium de la Reunion, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Maido, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Azurtech Parapente, and explore the stunning scenery at Ravine Bernica.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Paul trip planning app .

Getting from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Paul by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Leu
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Maido ©
Maido
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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