17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  21​h
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ampefy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Antsirabe
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Andasibe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Toamasina (Tamatave)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Fenoarivo Atsinanana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Hyderabad

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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, shopping, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Antananarivo road trip tool .

Hyderabad, India to Antananarivo is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Antananarivo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in July, expect nights in Antananarivo to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ampefy.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

2
nights
Ampefy

Ampefy ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): go for a walk through Ilot de la Vierge. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Geysers Froid, take in the dramatic scenery at Lily Waterfall, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ampefy travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Antananarivo to Ampefy in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ampefy are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Ampefy

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Analavory
Highlights from your plan
Lily Waterfall ©
Lily Waterfall
Ilot de la Vierge ©
Ilot de la Vierge
Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory ©

2
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Tritriva. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Boutique Fon'Ala and then admire the landmark architecture of Gare d’Antsirabe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Antsirabe trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Ampefy to Antsirabe takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

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 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Andasibe journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antsirabe to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toamasina (Tamatave).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

3
nights
Toamasina (Tamatave)

Toamasina (Tamatave) ©
Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French also Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Gendarmerie, have fun at Club Nautique et de Tennis, relax in the rural setting at La Palmeraie de l'Ivondro, and enjoy the sea views from Phare de l'Ile aux Prunes.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Toamasina (Tamatave) vacation planner.

You can drive from Andasibe to Toamasina (Tamatave) in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Toamasina (Tamatave) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fenoarivo Atsinanana.

Things to do in Toamasina (Tamatave)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet, Musee de la Gendarmerie
Highlights from your plan
Parc Ivoloina ©
Parc Ivoloina
Musee de la Gendarmerie ©
Musee de la Gendarmerie

3
nights
Fenoarivo Atsinanana

Fenoarivo Atsinanana
Fenoarivo Atsinanana is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of the Analanjirofo region and of the Fenoarivo Atsinanana District.The city is located on the east coast about 103 km north of the city of Toamasina.EconomyThe region around Fénérive is one of the most important clove growing areas of Madagascar. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Rainforests of the Atsinanana.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fenoarivo Atsinanana trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Toamasina (Tamatave) to Fenoarivo Atsinanana in 4 hours. Traveling from Toamasina (Tamatave) in July, Fenoarivo Atsinanana is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Fenoarivo Atsinanana

Parks Nature

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