14 days in Madagascar Itinerary

14 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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14 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  31​h
1
Antananarivo
— 3 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
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Ambohitantely Special Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Independence Avenue. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, view the masterpieces at Is´art Galerie, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antananarivo online trip maker .

Washington DC, USA to Antananarivo is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Antananarivo is 8 hours. In September, Antananarivo is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 76°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ambohitantely Special Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets, then admire the sheer force of Madagascar, and then take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Morondava journey planning website .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Madagascar ©
Madagascar
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 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve, and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Andasibe trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Morondava to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo 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 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais, head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ramena. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Ramena Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at The three bays, then explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, and finally stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
Highlights from your plan
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, then stroll through Ambaro Ranch, and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Mont Passot ©
Mont Passot
Scuba & Snorkeling

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