17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nosy Iranja
— 1 night
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 1 night
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to New York City

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Nosy Be

— 3 nights

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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nosy Be online sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Nosy Be is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Nosy Be is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Amber Mountain National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get outside with Mer D'Emeraude and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online trip maker.

Fly from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 3 hours. July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nosy Iranja

— 1 night
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
On the 8th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Zebubianco Tour.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nosy Iranja trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Iranja takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Andasibe day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nosy Iranja to Andasibe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Antananarivo

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, then ponder the world of politics at Andafiavaratra Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and finally don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lemur Tours.

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Traveling by car from Andasibe to Antananarivo takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Morondava

— 2 nights
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 14th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and then get outside with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Morondava trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isalo.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Isalo

— 1 night
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isalo visit app.

Drive from Morondava to Isalo in 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

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.