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
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Antsirabe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then experience rural life at Croc Farm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antananarivo online attractions planner .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Antananarivo is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Chamarel to Antananarivo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chamarel in November since evenings lows in Antananarivo dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

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

1
night
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
On the 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba, and then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antsirabe trip planner .

You can take a bus from Antananarivo to Antsirabe in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Lac Andraikiba ©
Lac Andraikiba

2
nights
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Fianarantsoa is known for nature, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park, explore the activities along Blue pool, trek along Il trekking del Camaleonte, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fianarantsoa road trip planning tool .

Getting from Antsirabe to Fianarantsoa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ambalavao, Ranohira, Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Andasibe travel route planner .

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Andasibe by combination of bus and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Morondava road trip planning website .

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

Things to do in Morondava

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

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