13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  32​h
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
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
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Pittsburgh

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo and Is´art Galerie. Get some historical perspective at Eglise de Faravohitra and Maison de Jean Laborde. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, wander the streets of Andohalo, appreciate the history behind Lac Anosy, and look for gifts at Lisy Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip builder tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Antananarivo is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Antananarivo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Antananarivo when traveling from Pittsburgh in September, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Is´art Galerie ©
Is´art Galerie

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets, step off the mainland to explore Madagascar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Morondava journey planner.

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

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

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve and then walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Andasibe trip builder website .

Getting from Morondava to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, and then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ramena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, and then look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) route builder website .

Getting from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Nosy Be

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 14th (Sat), ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nosy Be day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Scuba & Snorkeling

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