18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar journey planner

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Fly
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Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Manakara
— 1 day
Drive
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Isalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antananarivo
— 4 nights
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Nosy Be

— 2 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nosy Be driving holiday planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Nosy Be is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belgrade to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belgrade in May, with highs in Nosy Be at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Andasibe trip planner.

Getting from Nosy Be to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Fianarantsoa

— 1 night

Fianar

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 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Blue pool and then hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manakara.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manakara

— 1 day
Manakara is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region.The city is located at the east coast near the mouth of the Manakara River and has a small port. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal des Pangalanes.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manakara road trip planner.

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Manakara by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Manakara

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Manambolo River.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manakara to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. You will leave for Isalo on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Isalo

— 1 night
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Isalo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Isalo. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Morondava.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

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 12th (Tue), walk around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Morondava visit app.

Traveling by car from Isalo to Morondava takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Antananarivo

— 4 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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Digue Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip planning website.

You can drive from Morondava to Antananarivo in 11 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Antananarivo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.