15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

15 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to St-Denis
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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Le Tampon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Philippe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive to Roland Garros Airport, Fly to La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport

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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is known for wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a pleasant ride with Shai Ena, make a trip to Maido, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains day trip planning site.

La Rochelle, France to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from La Rochelle to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from La Rochelle in October; daily highs in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

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Cilaos

Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges, and then immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at La Maison de la Broderie, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then take a memorable tour with Adrenal'ile.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cilaos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Cilaos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Le Tampon.

Things to do in Cilaos

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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Le Tampon

Le Tampon is the fourth-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Venture out of the city with trips to Pas de Bellecombe (in Sainte-Rose), Domaine Du Cafe Grille (in Saint-Pierre) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Kokapat Rando Reunion, get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet, scramble along the landscape with Evasion Kreol, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Saga du Rhum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Le Tampon vacation maker.

You can drive from Cilaos to Le Tampon in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in Le Tampon

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

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Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Mare Longue, and then scramble along the landscape with Canyon Aventure. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame des Laves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Philippe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Tampon to Saint-Philippe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

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Hell-Bourg

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Blanche and then stroll through Point de vue sur le trou de fer. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien and then admire the sheer force of Trois Roches.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hell-Bourg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Philippe to Hell-Bourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Reunion Island travel guide

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Parasailing & Paragliding · Gardens · Aquariums
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.