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. On the 17th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Orchidees, head outdoors with Aquasens, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet, and then explore the striking landscape at Le Cap Jaune.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Joseph trip app .

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 October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Saint-Joseph. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise, appreciate the views at Pas de Bellecombe, then explore the fascinating underground world of Trou du Souffleur, and finally sample the fine beverages at La Saga du Rhum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, then make a trip to Musee Stella Matutina, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally stroll the grounds of tombe de Sitarane.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Saint-Pierre day trip planning app .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to Saint-Pierre in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains (Aquarium de la Reunion, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Saint-Leu (Kelonia, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Maido and get outside with Azurtech Parapente.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Paul trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Paul takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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