23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
5
Tolanaro
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
6
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Toliara
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Aberdeen

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Lemurs' Park, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano, stop by Lisy Art Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Antananarivo online tour itinerary planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Antananarivo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Aberdeen in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antananarivo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

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 4th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Madagascar and then walk around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs and then contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Morondava trip builder website .

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for 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 ©

1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

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 8th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fianarantsoa trip site .

You can drive from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Nahampoana Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade and then stroll through Lokaro Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tolanaro trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Tolanaro in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

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

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve and then walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Andasibe trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

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 off the beaten path and head to Mer D'Emeraude and Grand Cercle de Diego. Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Plage de Ramena in Ambanja, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, and look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
Highlights from your plan
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ambaro Ranch and Nosy Fanihy. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. In October in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Toliara.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

2
nights
Toliara

Toliara
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Toliara itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Nosy Be to Toliara in 4 hours. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Toliara

Parks Wildlife Tours

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