11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Arusha
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tolanaro
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h
4
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Arusha

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 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, and then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ramena, then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais, and then look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sightseeing app .

Arusha, Tanzania to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arusha in October, expect Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
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Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Andasibe online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lokaro Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tolanaro online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve

1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ambalavao road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Ambalavao in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

1
night
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Carved balconies, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue pool, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, then explore the activities along Black pool, and finally view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ranohira, Ambositra
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Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Digue Market. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Is´art Galerie, stop by Lisy Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then hunt for treasures at Digue Market, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Soarano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lac Anosy, then examine the collection at Piratenmuseum in Antananarivo, and then contemplate the long history of Andohalo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Antananarivo online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Fianarantsoa to Antananarivo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. October in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Digue Market ©
Digue Market
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo

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