8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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8 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Saint-Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
La Plaine des Cafres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bras-Panon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

On the 27th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Plage de La Saline les Bains. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Musee de Villele, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trou d'Eau.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains online trip itinerary planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Reunion Time (RET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Saline les Bains, Parasailing & Paragliding, Musee de Villele
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Musee de Villele ©
Musee de Villele

1
night
Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head outdoors with Cascade de Grand Galet and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Joseph trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Saint-Joseph by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Plaine des Cafres.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
La Plaine des Cafres

La Plaine des Cafres
On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at La Cite du Volcan, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at La Saga du Rhum, and then explore the galleries of Edgar Photographie. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Pas de Bellecombe, then contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise, then stop by Creoline Epicerie Fine, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our La Plaine des Cafres trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saint-Joseph to La Plaine des Cafres in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bras-Panon.

Things to do in La Plaine des Cafres

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Pierre, Spas, Edgar Photographie, Pas de Bellecombe, Piton de Fournaise
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La Cite du Volcan
La Cite du Volcan
Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Pas de Bellecombe ©
Pas de Bellecombe

2
nights
Bras-Panon

Bras-Panon
On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame des Laves, savor the flavors at Marche Forain du Chaudron, then steep yourself in history at Maison Folio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Coopérative Pro Vanille and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie de Savanna.

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You can drive from La Plaine des Cafres to Bras-Panon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In August in Bras-Panon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bras-Panon

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Hell-Bourg, Distillerie de Savanna, Marche Forain du Chaudron, Notre-Dame des Laves
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Maison Folio
Maison Folio
Notre-Dame des Laves ©
Notre-Dame des Laves
Coopérative Pro Vanille ©
Coopérative Pro Vanille

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