22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Malmo
Fly:  25​h
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tolanaro
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Isalo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Morondava
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ambaro Ranch and Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip itinerary builder .

Malmo, Sweden to Nosy Be is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Malmo to Nosy Be. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malmo in July: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mer D'Emeraude and Plage de Ramena. Visiting Amber Mountain National Park and Montagne des Francais will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) road trip planning site .

You can 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 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Andasibe.

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
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step out of the city life by going to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mitsinjo Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

2
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Lokaro Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum of Ranopiso. On your second day here, stroll through Nahampoana Reserve and then take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tolanaro driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, contemplate the waterfront views at Black pool, then explore the activities along Blue pool, then admire the landmark architecture of Carved balconies, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fianarantsoa day trip planning site .

Getting from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ranohira, Ambositra
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Natural pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ambalavao trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isalo.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

1
night
Isalo

Isalo ©
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsiribihina River.

Plan a Isalo trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Ambalavao to Isalo in 9 hours. On the 13th (Tue), you're off toMorondava.

Things to do in Isalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tsiribihina River
Highlights from your plan
Tsiribihina River ©
Tsiribihina River

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madagascar and Ankevo Hamlets. Escape the urban bustle at Avenue of the Baobabs and Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip planner .

You can drive from Isalo to Morondava in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Morondava

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

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