13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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13 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Antananarivo
1
Antananarivo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Antsirabe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Ranomafana
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Isalo
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Toliara
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Antananarivo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, make a trip to Independence Avenue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and finally explore and take pictures at Croc Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano and then stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo online route maker .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Antananarivo. In August, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Andasibe trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Antananarivo to Andasibe takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

1
night
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba, then appreciate the history behind Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antsirabe travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Antsirabe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Ranomafana.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

2
nights
Ranomafana

Ranomafana ©
On the 7th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Ranomafana Arboretum and then get to know the resident critters at Centre ValBio Research Campus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ranomafana vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Antsirabe to Ranomafana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toIsalo.

Things to do in Ranomafana

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Centre ValBio Research Campus ©
Centre ValBio Research Campus
Ranomafana Arboretum ©
Ranomafana Arboretum

2
nights
Isalo

Isalo ©
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. Change things up with a short trip to Tsiribihina River in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (about 40 minutes away).

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Isalo trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Ranomafana to Isalo takes 8.5 hours. You'll set off for Toliara on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Isalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tsiribihina River
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Tsiribihina River ©
Tsiribihina River

2
nights
Toliara

Toliara ©
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
On the 12th (Mon), stop by L'Univers de la Pierre, then see the interesting displays at Musee Cedratom, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee Rabesandratana and then admire the natural beauty at Antsokay Arboretum.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Toliara trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isalo to Toliara in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toliara

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Antsokay Arboretum ©
Antsokay Arboretum
Musee Rabesandratana ©
Musee Rabesandratana

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