8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Saint-Paul
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Pierre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint-Joseph
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 25th (Fri), meet the residents at Aquarium de la Reunion, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kelonia, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally head outdoors with Azurtech Parapente. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the sheer force of Bassin des Aigrettes, and then make a trip to Maido.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Paul road trip planning tool .

Chennai, India to Saint-Paul is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chennai to Saint-Paul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get impressive views of Piton de Fournaise, appreciate the views at Pas de Bellecombe, then Head underground at Trou du Souffleur, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Saga du Rhum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then make a trip to Musee Stella Matutina, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at tombe de Sitarane.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Pierre itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Saint-Paul to Saint-Pierre in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint-Joseph.

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
Domaine Du Cafe Grille ©
Domaine Du Cafe Grille
La Saga du Rhum ©
La Saga du Rhum

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Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): head outdoors with Aquasens and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet, and then explore the striking landscape at Le Cap Jaune.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Saint-Joseph road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Joseph takes 1.5 hours. October in Saint-Joseph sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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