15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  22​h
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Antsirabe
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
6
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
8
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Visiting Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Ambohimanga will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Traces. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, don't miss a visit to Gare de Soarano, experience rural life at Croc Farm, and step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo road trip planner .

London, UK to Antananarivo is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Antananarivo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park

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 11th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Madagascar, then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Morondava trip app .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Morondava

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

1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Natural pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Morondava to Ambalavao takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

1
night
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Blue pool, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black pool, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa trip planner.

Drive from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ranohira
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

1
night
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba, explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, then look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala, then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Antsirabe tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Fianarantsoa to Antsirabe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Lac Andraikiba ©
Lac Andraikiba
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral

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 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve, and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Andasibe tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Antsirabe to Andasibe by combination of bus and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) 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 18th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, then head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amber Mountain National Park, and then try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. In September in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch

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