10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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10 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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

3
nights
Cilaos

Cilaos ©
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Canyoning Daniel Ducrot, then admire the majestic nature at La Roche Merveilleuse, then explore the activities along Le Gouffre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cilaos online route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Cilaos is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Reunion Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Joseph, Temple Tamoul Narassingua Perournal, Le Gouffre
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La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse
Cascade de trou noir ©
Cascade de trou noir
Le Cap Jaune
Le Cap Jaune

4
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage de Trou d'Eau and Descente VTT. Get some historical perspective at Saint Paul Marine Cemetery and Maison Bedier. Step out of Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to go to La Plaine des Cafres and see La Cite du Volcan, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salazie.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Saline les Bains, Saint-Leu, Saint-Paul, Pepiniere du Musee, La Cite du Volcan
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Plage de La Saline les Bains ©
Plage de La Saline les Bains
Fly 974 Tandem ©
Fly 974 Tandem
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Salazie

Salazie ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg and Point de vue sur le trou de fer. Get a sense of the local culture at Maison Folio and Notre-Dame des Laves. Change things up with these side-trips from Salazie: Oasis Eaux Vives (in Saint-Benoit), Anse des Cascades (in Sainte-Rose) and Distillerie de Savanna (in Saint-Andre).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salazie route app .

Getting from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Salazie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salazie

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sainte-Rose, Cascade Delices, Oasis Eaux Vives, Distillerie de Savanna
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Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg ©
Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Maison Folio
Maison Folio

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