23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29​h
1
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  9​h 30​min
4
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Nosy Be
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Sao Paulo

5
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tsimbazaza Zoo, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo holiday builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Antananarivo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Antananarivo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, Antananarivo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to 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 ©
Parc Tsarasaotra ©
Parc Tsarasaotra

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Madagascar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Morondava travel route planner.

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 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Morondava

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

2
nights
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Step out of Fianarantsoa to go to Ambalavao and see Anja Reserve, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Natural pool, and trek along Il trekking del Camaleonte.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Morondava to Fianarantsoa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ambalavao, Ranohira
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). There's still lots to do: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Fianarantsoa to Andasibe in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) side-trips: Amber Mountain National Park (in Joffreville) and Plage de Ramena (in Ambanja). There's much more to do: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
Highlights from your plan
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

4
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and stroll through Ambaro Ranch.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nosy Be day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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