8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
La Plaine des Cafres
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sainte-Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hell-Bourg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Accra

2
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains ©
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de l'Ermitage and Plage de Trou d'Eau. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Saint-Pierre to see La Saga du Rhum about 40 minutes away.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains tour itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Accra to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains. In September, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is little chillier than Accra - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Plaine des Cafres.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Riviere, La Saga du Rhum, Plage de Trou d'Eau, Trou du Souffleur
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Plage de l'Ermitage ©
Plage de l'Ermitage
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Trou d'Eau
Plage de Trou d'Eau

1
night
La Plaine des Cafres

La Plaine des Cafres
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at La Cite du Volcan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier des Trous Blancs, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Plaine des Cafres route planner.

Drive from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to La Plaine des Cafres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sainte-Rose.

Things to do in La Plaine des Cafres

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
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La Cite du Volcan
La Cite du Volcan
Spas
Sentier des Trous Blancs ©
Sentier des Trous Blancs

1
night
Sainte-Rose

Sainte-Rose is a commune on the east coast of the French island and department of Réunion.GeographyThe commune is bordered by the communes of La Plaine-des-Palmistes, Saint-Benoît, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Philippe and Tampon; and by the Rivière de l'Est to the nord. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame des Laves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sainte-Rose attractions planner.

Traveling by car from La Plaine des Cafres to Sainte-Rose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sainte-Rose are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Sainte-Rose

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien, then contemplate the long history of Maison Folio, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hell-Bourg vacation planner.

You can drive from Sainte-Rose to Hell-Bourg in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Historic Sites Museums
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Maison Folio
Maison Folio
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg

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