10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
La Saline les Bains
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. You'll explore and learn at Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien and La Maison de la Broderie. Popular historic sites such as Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Rue de Paris are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cilaos: Marche Forain du Chaudron (in Sainte-Clotilde) and Parc des Palmiers (in Le Tampon). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le fenetre Les Makes, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore and take pictures at RN5 Road.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cilaos trip itinerary planning app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Cilaos is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Reunion Time (RET) is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hell-Bourg, Le fenetre Les Makes, Rue de Paris, Parc des Palmiers, Marche Forain du Chaudron
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Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 29th (Thu), head outdoors with Aquasens and then get outside with Route des Laves. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll the grounds of tombe de Sitarane.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Joseph road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Joseph in 2.5 hours. In August in Saint-Joseph, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Saline les Bains.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Tours Spas

Side Trips

Saint-Pierre, Route des Laves, Spas
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Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
La Saline les Bains

La Saline les Bains ©
Take a break from the city and head to Descente VTT and CiméO Nature | Canyoning à la Réunion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marche de Saint-Leu and Plage de La Saline les Bains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Saline les Bains: Fly 974 Tandem (in Saint-Paul) and Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read La Saline les Bains trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to La Saline les Bains in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in La Saline les Bains can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Saline les Bains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Pas de Bellecombe, Fly 974 Tandem
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Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem
Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Pas de Bellecombe ©
Pas de Bellecombe

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