8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Cilaos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Leu
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  32​h
End: Richmond

1
night
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. On the 18th (Fri), take a memorable drive along RN5 Road and then get impressive views of Piton de Fournaise. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the majestic nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cilaos day trip planner .

Richmond, USA to Cilaos is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Richmond to Cilaos is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Piton de Fournaise
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

1
night
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de trou noir, then head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet, and then get outside with Aquasens.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Joseph travel route site .

Getting from Cilaos to Saint-Joseph by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Saint-Joseph sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Cascade de trou noir ©
Cascade de trou noir

2
nights
Saint-Leu

Saint-Leu ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head outdoors with Fly 974 Tandem, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bassin des Aigrettes, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Azurtech Parapente, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de Villele, and finally Head underground at Trou du Souffleur.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint-Leu trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Saint-Leu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Saint-Leu, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Fly 974 Tandem, Musee de Villele
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Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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