16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

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16 days in Reunion Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h
1
Saint-Denis
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Benoit
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Philippe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Saint-Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Saint-Pierre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Cilaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
8
Saint-Denis
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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nights
Saint-Denis

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Saint-Denis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Denis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you will find days in Saint-Denis are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Saint-Benoit.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Saint-Benoit

Saint-Benoit
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Benoit road trip app .

You can drive from Saint-Denis to Saint-Benoit in an hour. In June in Saint-Benoit, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Saint-Philippe on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Saint-Benoit

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Saint-Philippe

Saint-Philippe ©
Saint-Philippe is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Anse des Cascades as well as Tunnels de Lave. On the 1st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse des Cascades. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Tunnels de Lave.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Philippe trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Benoit to Saint-Philippe takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Saint-Philippe can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Joseph.

Things to do in Saint-Philippe

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Anse des Cascades
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Tunnels de lave Reunion: Volcanorun ©

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Saint-Joseph

Saint-Joseph ©
Saint-Joseph is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. You've now added Piton de Fournaise to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Piton de Fournaise.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Joseph trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Philippe to Saint-Joseph takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Joseph can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toSaint-Pierre.

Things to do in Saint-Joseph

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Piton de Fournaise
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Piton de Fournaise ©
Piton de Fournaise

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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 Mobilboard La Reunion as well as Planetair974. It doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Pierre online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Joseph to Saint-Pierre takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cilaos.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre

Tours Outdoors
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Planetair974 ©
Planetair974
Mobilboard La Reunion ©
Mobilboard La Reunion

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Cilaos

Cilaos
Cilaos is a town and commune on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of La cascade de Bras Rouge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cilaos trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Saint-Pierre to Cilaos in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Cilaos

Parks Nature
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Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adrenal'ile, Canyoning a la Reunion as well as Coco Bike. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with Adrenal'ile, Canyoning a la Reunion, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Coco Bike.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cilaos to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Denis.

Things to do in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Adrenal'ile
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coco Bike ©
Coco Bike

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night
Saint-Denis

Saint-Denis
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Denis route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains to Saint-Denis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Outdoors Tours Parks
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