21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Malmo
Fly:  25​h
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Isalo
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
6
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h
7
Tolanaro
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
8
Andasibe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Malmo

2
nights
Nosy Be

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 in touch with nature at Ambaro Ranch and Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nosy Be road trip planner.

Malmo, Sweden to Nosy Be is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Malmo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Nosy Be: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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 31st (Wed): try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, and then explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena, then get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, and then stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
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Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

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.
Visiting Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Ambohimanga will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Lemurs' Park, steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and admire all the interesting features of Croc Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Antananarivo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in August, with highs in Antananarivo at 26°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head off the coast to Madagascar, then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Morondava journey app .

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 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Isalo.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

1
night
Isalo

Isalo
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isalo travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Morondava to Isalo takes 4.5 hours. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Isalo

Parks Nature

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Visiting Parc National de l'Andringitra and Anja Reserve will get you outdoors. On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Il trekking del Camaleonte.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ambalavao online vacation planner .

You can drive from Isalo to Ambalavao in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade and then stroll through Nahampoana Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tolanaro trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ambalavao to Tolanaro in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Tolanaro are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

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

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Escape the urban bustle at Analamazaotra Special Reserve and Vakona Private Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as The Mitsinjo Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet).

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Andasibe trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve

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