13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 1 night
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ambositra, Bus to Morondava
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Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nosy Iranja
— 1 night
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Nosy Be

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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Nosy Be. In April, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), trek along Les Trois Baies.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) driving holiday site.

You can fly from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Andasibe

When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Fianarantsoa

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fianarantsoa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Morondava.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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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 29th (Thu): head outdoors with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Morondava day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Fianarantsoa to Morondava in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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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 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and then head outdoors with Lemur Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument aux Morts, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, then steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Morondava to Antananarivo takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Nosy Iranja

Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
On the 3rd (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Zebubianco Tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nosy Iranja trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Nosy Iranja takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Antananarivo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Nosy Iranja: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.