20 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

20 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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20 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Hell-Bourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Saint-Philippe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint-Pierre
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cilaos
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Saint-Paul
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Milan

3
nights
Hell-Bourg

Hell-Bourg ©
Musee des Musiques et Instruments de L'ocean Indien and Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Canyoning, Envergure Reunion and Point de vue sur le trou de fer will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Marche Forain du Chaudron (in Sainte-Clotilde), Saint-Denis (Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion, Rue de Paris, & more) and Saint-Benoit (Eglise Sainte-Anne de Saint-Benoit & Cascade de la Paix).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hell-Bourg trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Hell-Bourg is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Milan to Hell-Bourg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Philippe.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Denis, Saint-Benoit, Cascade Niagara, Marche Forain du Chaudron
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Cascade de la Paix ©
Cascade de la Paix

2
nights
Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe ©
Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de trou noir, head outdoors with Route des Laves, and then explore and take pictures at Bananaland. On the next day, walk around La Truite de Langevin and then take in the dramatic natural features at Le Cap Jaune.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Philippe route planner .

Traveling by car from Hell-Bourg to Saint-Philippe takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Bananaland
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Route des Laves ©
Route des Laves
Cascade de trou noir ©
Cascade de trou noir
Le Cap Jaune
Le Cap Jaune

3
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal and Edgar Photographie. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aquasens and Le Labyrinthe en-Champ-The. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Pierre side-trips: Plage de Grande Anse (in Petite-Ile) and Pas de Bellecombe (in Saint-Denis). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, walk around Parc des Palmiers, explore the different monuments and memorials at tombe de Sitarane, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Pierre day trip planning site .

You can drive from Saint-Philippe to Saint-Pierre in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Le Tampon, Plage de Grande Anse, Edgar Photographie, Pas de Bellecombe
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Pas de Bellecombe ©
Pas de Bellecombe
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Get in touch with nature at Col du Taibit and Piton des Neiges. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le fenetre Les Makes and RN5 Road. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at La Maison de la Broderie, and see the sky in a new way at Observatoire des Makes.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cilaos vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Saint-Pierre to Cilaos takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Cilaos

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Saint-Louis
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La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse
Col du Taibit ©
Col du Taibit
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

7
nights
Saint-Paul

Saint-Paul ©
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Leon Dierx and Maison Bedier. Visiting Adrenaline - Parapente and Azurtech Parapente will get you outdoors. Explore Saint-Paul's surroundings by going to La Saline les Bains (Plage de La Saline les Bains & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Bassin des Aigrettes (in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cap La Houssaye, examine the collection at Le Musee du Sel, kick back and relax at Plage de Trou d'Eau, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Riviere.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Paul online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cilaos to Saint-Paul in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, La Saline les Bains, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Maison Bedier, Musee Leon Dierx
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem

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