11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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11 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Sainte-Suzanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Salazie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
La Plaine des Cafres
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
4
Saint-Pierre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Sainte-Suzanne

Sainte-Suzanne ©
Sainte-Suzanne is a commune on the north coast of the French island and department of Réunion.GeographyIt is bordered by the communes of Saint-André, Sainte-Marie and Salazie. Your list of things to see and do now includes Cascade du chaudron, Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion, Old City Hall of Saint-Denis, and other attractions. On the 11th (Mon), pick up some local products at Petit Marche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindu Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Old City Hall of Saint-Denis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion, then head outdoors with Le Barachois, and finally sample some tasty brews at Maison des Brasseries de Bourbon.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sainte-Suzanne online trip itinerary builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sainte-Suzanne is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Reunion Time (RET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Sainte-Suzanne. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toSalazie.

Things to do in Sainte-Suzanne

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Saint-Denis
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Cathedrale de Saint-Denis de La Reunion ©
Notre-Dame de la Delivrance ©
Notre-Dame de la Delivrance
Cascade du chaudron ©
Cascade du chaudron

2
nights
Salazie

Salazie
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Bassin Bleu, Les Cascades de Takamaka, Point de vue sur le trou de fer, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salazie trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sainte-Suzanne to Salazie takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to La Plaine des Cafres.

Things to do in Salazie

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Benoit, La Roche Merveilleuse, Foret de Bebour
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Point de vue sur le trou de fer
Point de vue sur le trou de fer
La Roche Merveilleuse ©
La Roche Merveilleuse
Foret de Bebour ©
Foret de Bebour

1
night
La Plaine des Cafres

La Plaine des Cafres ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piton de Fournaise as well as Piton de L'Eau.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Plaine des Cafres online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Salazie to La Plaine des Cafres in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Pierre.

Things to do in La Plaine des Cafres

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Piton de Fournaise, Pas de Bellecombe
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise
Pas de Bellecombe ©
Pas de Bellecombe
Piton de L'Eau ©
Piton de L'Eau

2
nights
Saint-Pierre

Saint-Pierre ©
Saint-Pierre is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascade de Grand Galet, Tunnels de Lave and La Saga du Rhum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Pierre attractions tool .

Saint-Pierre is very close to La Plaine des Cafres. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade de Grand Galet, Volcanorun
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Cascade de Grand Galet ©
Cascade de Grand Galet
La Saga du Rhum ©
La Saga du Rhum

3
nights
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Get outdoors at Plage de La Saline les Bains and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains trip planner .

Getting from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, La Saline les Bains, Musee de Villele
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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