18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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18 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  30​h
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  9​h 30​min
5
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
7
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Santiago

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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tsimbazaza Zoo, explore the activities along Parc Tsarasaotra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Antananarivo is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 7 hours. December in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 30th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then head off the coast to Madagascar. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and then contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip 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 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©
Madagascar ©
Madagascar

1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Anja Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ambalavao sightseeing planning tool .

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 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anja Reserve ©
Anja Reserve
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue pool and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fianarantsoa road trip website .

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blue pool
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

1
night
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

Plan my day in Andasibe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Fianarantsoa to Andasibe takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego and then walk around Tsingy Rouge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, then hike along Les Trois Baies, and then look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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