19 days in Madagascar Itinerary

19 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Antananarivo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Morondava
— 1 night
Bus to Ambositra, Taxi to Vohimasina
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manakara
— 1 day
Drive
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Ranohira
— 1 night
Drive
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Toliara
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antananarivo
— 2 nights
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Antananarivo

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Andohalo and Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic. Visiting Ambohimanga and Ambohitantely Special Reserve will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, contemplate the waterfront views at Parc Tsarasaotra, and look for gifts at Lisy Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antananarivo online holiday planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Antananarivo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Antananarivo is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Morondava

— 1 night
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 7th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Morondava sightseeing site.

Drive from Antananarivo to Morondava in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Fianarantsoa

— 2 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Escape the urban bustle at Il trekking del Camaleonte and Ranomafana National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Natural pool and Cattedrale Di Ambozontany. When in Fianarantsoa, make a side trip to see Anja Reserve in Ambalavao, approximately Ambalavao away. It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Labo photo Pierrot Men.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Morondava to Fianarantsoa takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manakara.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal des Pangalanes.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manakara online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Manakara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ranohira.

Things to do in Manakara

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ranohira

— 1 night
Ranohira is a town and commune in Madagascar. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Isalo Window and then explore the striking landscape of Isalo National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranohira planner.

Drive from Manakara to Ranohira in 9 hours. In May in Ranohira, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Toliara on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Ranohira

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Toliara

— 2 nights

City of Sun

Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa and then stroll through Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Antsokay Arboretum and then see the interesting displays at Musee Cedratom.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Toliara trip maker website.

You can drive from Ranohira to Toliara in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Toliara

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Antananarivo

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Analakely Market and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Ambohitsorohitra Palace and then take a stroll through Andohalo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Toliara to Antananarivo in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Spas · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.

Fianarantsoa Province travel guide

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National Parks · Nature & Parks · Bodies of Water
A diverse animal life makes Fianarantsoa Province a popular tourism destination, sheltering several endemic species of birds and snakes. The region's capital, home to some of the island's oldest Lutheran and Protestant cathedrals, serves as an excellent starting point for exploring the hinterlands. A tour of Fianarantsoa Province reveals a subtropical paradise with many reserves, national parks, and navigable rivers. No Fianarantsoa Province vacation would be complete without visiting lemur sanctuaries, trekking through the wilderness, and relaxing on exotic beaches.