8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Saint-Denis
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Hell-Bourg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Saint-Leu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Saint-Denis

1
night
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Foret de Bebour and then stroll through Point de vue sur le trou de fer. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Maison Folio, then get outside with Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, and then admire the sheer force of Cascade Blanche.

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Saint-Denis to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Blanche, Foret de Bebour
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Foret de Bebour ©
Foret de Bebour
Cascade Blanche ©
Cascade Blanche

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with Plage de Grande Anse, get outside with Aquasens, then admire the sheer force of Cascade de trou noir, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Le Cap Jaune, get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, and finally head outdoors with Route des Laves.

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Drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Joseph in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Joseph are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Philippe, Plage de Grande Anse
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

2
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. On the 16th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, delve into the lush surroundings at La Roche Merveilleuse, then get impressive views of Piton de Fournaise, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, cruise along Col du Taibit, admire the sheer force of Trois Roches, and then don't miss a visit to Maido.

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Getting from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Cilaos

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maido, Trois Roches, Piton de Fournaise
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Trois Roches ©
Trois Roches
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

2
nights
Saint-Leu

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kelonia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Ermitage, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Trou du Souffleur, admire the natural beauty at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de la Reunion.

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Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Leu takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Leu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Pierre
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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