15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Fly
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Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Bus to Soavimasoandro, Fly to Tolanaro
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Tolanaro
— 1 night
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Majunga
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Mahajanga
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 1 night
Fly
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Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the next day, make a trip to Independence Avenue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, and then take an exotic tour of Lemur Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Antananarivo sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Antananarivo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Antananarivo, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

2
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Fianarantsoa

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa itinerary website.

Drive from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve and then stroll through Lokaro Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tolanaro tour builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Tolanaro takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

3
nights
Andasibe

When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Get in touch with nature at The Mitsinjo Reserve and Analamazaotra Special Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and Musee de la Gendarmerie. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Mahajanga

The small city of Mahajanga provides lots of sandy beaches lined with palm trees and is known for its restaurants serving various specialties.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Phare de Katsepy and then explore the stunning scenery at Cirque Rouge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Eco Parc Reniala and then kick back and relax at Antsanitia Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahajanga trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Mahajanga in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Mahajanga, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

1
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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 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mahajanga to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

2
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Nosy Be

Perfume Island

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 19th (Wed): explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.