11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Hell-Bourg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Maison Folio, then examine the collection at Maison Morange, and then trek along Point de vue sur le trou de fer. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, then get outside with Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Hell-Bourg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Maison Folio
Maison Folio
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. On the 10th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices and then head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Dekocean, get outside with Aquasens, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Joseph trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Joseph in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Philippe, Dekocean
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices ©
Jardin des Parfums et des Epices

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Explore Cilaos' surroundings by going to Helicopter Tours (in Saint-Pierre) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges, immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, and explore the world behind art at La Maison de la Broderie.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cilaos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Cilaos

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Piton de Fournaise, Helicopter Tours, Trois Roches
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Helicopter Tours
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

3
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Explore Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains' surroundings by going to Saint-Pierre (La Saga du Rhum & Domaine Du Cafe Grille).

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You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Saint-Pierre, Pepiniere du Musee, Maido
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelonia ©
Kelonia

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