21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  38​h
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Nosy Boraha
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
6
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: London

2
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.
Eglise de Faravohitra has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Faravohitra, relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, then don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip planner .

London, UK to Antananarivo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Antananarivo is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Antananarivo when traveling from London in August, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Croc Farm ©
Croc Farm

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.
Morondava is known for parks, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs, take in the dramatic scenery at Madagascar, walk around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, and steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets.

Plan my trip to Morondava with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You will leave for Ambalavao on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Morondava

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

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. On the 27th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ambalavao trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Morondava to Ambalavao in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

1
day
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Blue pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa trip app .

Drive from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nosy Boraha.

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
Nosy Boraha

Nosy Boraha ©
Once a retreat for some of history's most notorious pirates, including William Kidd, Robert Culliford, and Olivier Levasseur, the serene and tranquil island of Nosy Boraha, or St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Piscine Naturelle d’Ambodiatafana and then stroll the grounds of Pirate Cemetery on Nosy Boraha.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nosy Boraha trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Nosy Boraha in 9.5 hours. In August in Nosy Boraha, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), you're off toAndasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Boraha

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pirate Cemetery on Nosy Boraha ©
Pirate Cemetery on Nosy Boraha

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve. On your second day here, 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.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Andasibe road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nosy Boraha to Andasibe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) 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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Joffreville to see Amber Mountain National Park about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, hike along Les Trois Baies, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, and step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sightseeing planner.

Getting from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

4
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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

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