20 days in Madagascar Itinerary

20 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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20 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Malmo
Fly:  25​h
1
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tolanaro
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11​h
5
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10​h
6
Morondava
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Malmo

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.
Get outdoors at Ambaro Ranch and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be trip itinerary maker .

Malmo, Sweden to Nosy Be is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern African Time is 2 hours. In July, Nosy Be is somewhat warmer than Malmo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mer D'Emeraude and Amber Mountain National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Montagne des Francais and Plage de Ramena. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Plage de Ramena, Amber Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step out of the city life by going to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). There's still lots to do: stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokaro Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum of Ranopiso. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nahampoana Reserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tolanaro online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Tolanaro sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Get in touch with nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra and Il trekking del Camaleonte. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ambalavao vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Ambalavao takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Avenue of the Baobabs and Madagascar. Explore hidden gems such as Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and Ankevo Hamlets.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Morondava online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ambalavao to Morondava in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Morondava

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

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