17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Morondava
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
5
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Antsirabe
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
8
Andasibe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Be sightseeing website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nosy Be is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nosy Be: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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.
On the 14th (Mon), try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego and then stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, then trek along Les Trois Baies, and then stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Lemurs' Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and then explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, and then relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Antananarivo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Antananarivo is a bit cooler than Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then head off the coast to Madagascar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. On the 21st (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, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ambalavao trip planning app .

Getting from Morondava to Ambalavao by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue pool and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fianarantsoa online road trip planner .

Drive from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blue pool
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba.

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Drive from Fianarantsoa to Antsirabe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to 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

3
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 24th (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: stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve and then walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antsirabe to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

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