22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  22​h 45​min
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
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Antsirabe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
7
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Toliara
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Barcelona

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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be day trip app .

Barcelona, Spain to Nosy Be is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. August in Nosy Be sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
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.
Step out of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to go to Joffreville and see Amber Mountain National Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, trek along Les Trois Baies, and look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Andasibe online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

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 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, and finally explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Antsirabe vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Antsirabe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

1
night
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the activities along Blue pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

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Traveling by car from Antsirabe to Fianarantsoa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ambalavao.

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

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll around Natural pool and then stroll through Anja Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ambalavao attractions tool .

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

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 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ambalavao to Morondava takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

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

4
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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, shopping, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm, steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Morondava to Antananarivo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Toliara.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

1
night
Toliara

Toliara ©
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee Rabesandratana, then take in nature's colorful creations at Antsokay Arboretum, then examine the collection at Musee Cedratom, and finally stop by L'Univers de la Pierre. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Toliara trip planner .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Toliara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toliara

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Antsokay Arboretum ©
Antsokay Arboretum
Musee Rabesandratana ©
Musee Rabesandratana

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