11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Antananarivo
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
End: Antananarivo

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Is´art Galerie. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, stop by Lisy Art Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and admire all the interesting features of Croc Farm.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Ivato Airport. In August, daytime highs in Antananarivo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

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 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets, step off the mainland to explore Madagascar, then stroll through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, and finally stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Madagascar ©
Madagascar
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Analamazaotra Special Reserve and The Mitsinjo Reserve. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Morondava to Andasibe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve

2
nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Tsingy Rouge Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ankarana Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): trek along Les Trois Baies, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ramena, and then go for a walk through The three bays.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
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Ankarana Reserve ©
Ankarana Reserve
The three bays ©
The three bays
Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park

2
nights
Nosy Be

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 31st (Sat), ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, and then stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In August in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

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