15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Ancona
Fly:  26​h
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Tolanaro
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Ancona

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ambohimanga and Is´art Galerie. The adventure continues: stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Sunni, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and make a trip to Maison de Jean Laborde.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo day trip website .

Ancona, Italy to Antananarivo is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ancona to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ancona in July: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©

2
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tolanaro attractions planner .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Tolanaro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Antananarivo in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tolanaro: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). There's more to do: stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Andasibe trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ramena, and then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais, and then look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Ambaro Ranch and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Be road trip tool .

Getting from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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