18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar route maker

Make it your trip
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip planning app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Nosy Be is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Belgrade in May, things will get a bit warmer in Nosy Be: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Andasibe travel planner.

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

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Wildlife · 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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the activities along Blue pool and then trek along Il trekking del Camaleonte. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Fianarantsoa trip builder app.

You can drive from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manakara.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal des Pangalanes.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manakara trip planner.

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Manakara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough 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
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Manambolo River.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Manakara to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Isalo.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Isalo

— 1 night
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Isalo online route 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Morondava trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Isalo to Morondava in 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

Parks · Wildlife · 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Croc Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip app.

Traveling by car from Morondava to Antananarivo takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Antananarivo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time 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.