10 days in Madagascar Itinerary

10 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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10 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Drive + Fly:  3​h
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Antsirabe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Morondava
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tsimbazaza Zoo and then meet the residents at Lemurs' Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo journey planner .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Antananarivo is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chamarel in November, Antananarivo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

2
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of Gare d’Antsirabe, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Tritriva, and then explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, then look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala, and then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Antsirabe road trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Antsirabe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

2
nights
Morondava

Morondava ©
Known for its iconic road lined with ancient Baobab trees, the sleepy coastal village of Morondava serves as a popular base for travelers looking to explore the national parks and nature reserves of Madagascar.
On the 7th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Morondava day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Antsirabe to Morondava in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Andasibe is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve, and take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Morondava to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

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