21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Morondava
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
5
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Antsirabe
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
8
Andasibe
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Forever Dive has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Nosy Be is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Nosy Be. Traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for little chillier nights in Nosy Be, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Forever Dive ©
Forever Dive

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.
Get outdoors at Amber Mountain National Park and Les Trois Baies. Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Ramena in Ambanja (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, and stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online route planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Amber Mountain National Park, Plage de Ramena
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

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.
Do your shopping at Is´art Galerie and Lisy Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ambohimanga and Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, hunt for treasures at Analakely Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and don't miss a visit to Maison de Jean Laborde.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip builder tool .

Fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Antananarivo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Antananarivo is a bit cooler than Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Morondava online attractions planner .

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ambalavao.

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. Step out of the city life by going to Anja Reserve and Il trekking del Camaleonte. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ambalavao holiday maker website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

2
nights
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 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, admire the striking features of Carved balconies, explore the activities along Black pool, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue pool, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, and finally view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fianarantsoa online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambositra, Ranohira
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

1
night
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsirabe road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Antsirabe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Lac Andraikiba ©
Lac Andraikiba

4
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Take a break from the city and head to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. There's more to do: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve and walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe sightseeing planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Antsirabe to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

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