8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Leu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Dekocean, then get outside with Aquasens, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Parfums et des Epices and then get outside with Cascade de Grand Galet.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Joseph sightseeing site .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Saint-Joseph is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. In March, daily temperatures in Saint-Joseph can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) 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

2
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. On the 16th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise, and then take in the exciting artwork at La Maison de la Broderie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piton des Neiges and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cilaos trip maker .

Getting from Saint-Joseph to Cilaos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Cilaos

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Piton de Fournaise
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Piton des Neiges ©
Piton des Neiges

3
nights
Saint-Leu

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Leu: Helicopter Tours (in Saint-Pierre) and Maido (in Saint-Paul).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Leu itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Leu takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Pierre, Maido, Maison Bedier
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Scuba & Snorkeling

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