11 days in Antananarivo Province & Madagascar Itinerary

11 days in Antananarivo Province & Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip planner

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Antananarivo
— 1 night
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Morondava
— 1 night
Drive
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Toamasina (Tamatave)
— 1 night
Drive
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Antsiranana
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 1 night
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Nosy Be
— 1 night
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Antananarivo

— 1 night
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 30th (Sun), go all around town with Jean Be Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, appreciate the history behind Monument aux Morts, then don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Antananarivo day trip site.

Kalamata, Greece to Antananarivo is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamata to Antananarivo is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalamata in December: highs in Antananarivo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Tours · Historic Sites

Morondava

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

Make your Morondava itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Antananarivo to Morondava in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Toamasina (Tamatave).

Things to do in Morondava

Parks · Wildlife
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Toamasina (Tamatave)

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Parc Ivoloina, contemplate the long history of Fort Manda, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Gendarmerie.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Toamasina (Tamatave) route planning site.

Getting from Morondava to Toamasina (Tamatave) by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. January in Toamasina (Tamatave) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Andasibe.

Things to do in Toamasina (Tamatave)

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe online tour planner.

You can drive from Toamasina (Tamatave) to Andasibe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. You will leave for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 1 night
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle and then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amber Mountain National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. January in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Nosy Be

— 1 night

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 7th (Mon), explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be holiday maker website.

Getting from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.