22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
2
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ambalavao
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
4
Morondava
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Nosy Iranja
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve, stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, and then walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Andasibe online itinerary maker .

Seattle, USA to Andasibe is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern African Time is 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

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 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Carved balconies, then explore the activities along Blue pool, then explore the activities along Black pool, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fianarantsoa itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ranohira, Carved balconies
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

3
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Get outdoors at Anja Reserve and Il trekking del Camaleonte. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's more to do: walk around Natural pool.

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Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

1
day
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 14th (Fri): head off the coast to Madagascar, delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and finally stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Morondava trip itinerary maker site .

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 on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©
Madagascar ©
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.
Visiting Ambohimanga and Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lemurs' Park and Tsimbazaza Zoo. Step out of Antananarivo to go to Ambohidratrimo and see Ambohitantely Special Reserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, get out on two wheels at Traces, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip app .

Fly from Morondava to Antananarivo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ambohitantely Special Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

2
nights
Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Nosy Iranja.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Iranja trip maker .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Nosy Iranja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Antananarivo in August, with highs in Nosy Iranja at 86°F and lows at 67°F. You'll set off for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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 the city life by going to Amber Mountain National Park and Les Trois Baies. Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Plage de Ramena in Ambanja, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ankarana Reserve, stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, and get outside with Mer D'Emeraude.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, then stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nosy Be online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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