15 days in Cape Town & Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Cape Town & Madagascar Itinerary

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15 days in Cape Town & Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

8
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jump Around, The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Glowing Rooms, and other attractions. Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape of Good Hope and Two Oceans Aquarium. Step out of Cape Town to go to Gansbaai and see Shark Diving, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, buy something for everyone on your list at Cape Quarter Mall, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

Before you visit Cape Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Cape Town reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Diving
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

3
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

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 Ambohimanga and Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic. Head to Lisy Art Gallery and Is´art Galeriefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and make a trip to Maison de Jean Laborde.

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

Getting from Cape Town to Antananarivo by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Antananarivo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

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 29th (Thu): stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be route builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antananarivo to Nosy Be in 2 hours. In August, Nosy Be is somewhat warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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