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:  11​h
1
Saint-Denis
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cilaos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis ©
Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage de La Saline les Bains and Parc de la Trinite. Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Saint-Denis to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with CiméO Nature | Canyoning à la Réunion, stroll around Parc du Colorado, and stop by Marché forain de Saint-Paul.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Denis trip itinerary builder app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Saint-Denis is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Saint-Denis is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in May, with highs in Saint-Denis at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Saline les Bains, Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marché forain de Saint-Paul
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion ©

4
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Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Takavoler and Route des Laves. Explore Saint-Joseph's surroundings by going to Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Saint-Pierre) and Notre-Dame des Laves (in Sainte-Rose). There's more to do: get outside with Aquasens and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Orchidees.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Joseph journey planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Denis to Saint-Joseph takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Notre-Dame des Laves, Takavoler, Route des Laves, Plage de Grande Anse
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Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Le Jardin d'Orchidees ©
Le Jardin d'Orchidees

1
night
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): cruise along RN5 Road.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Cilaos vacation planner.

Drive from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos in 2.5 hours. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cilaos

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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RN5 Road ©
RN5 Road

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