15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Nosy Be
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tolanaro
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h
5
Ambalavao
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
6
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Zurich

1
night
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 27th (Sun): ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Be route maker tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Nosy Be is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Nosy Be is 2 hours. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect Nosy Be to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch

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 29th (Tue): try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, then kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena, and then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

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
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe online travel route planner .

Getting from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve and then kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tolanaro trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Tolanaro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Tolanaro

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

1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Anja Reserve. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ambalavao sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Ambalavao in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then admire the sheer force of Madagascar.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Morondava road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ambalavao to Morondava takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

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.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Maison de Jean Laborde and then stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antananarivo travel route planner.

You can fly from Morondava to Antananarivo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

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