25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Nosy Be
— 4 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nosy Iranja
— 1 night
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Ambalavao
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Fianarantsoa, Taxi to Ambositra, Bus to Morondava
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Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Antananarivo
— 6 nights
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Nosy Be

— 4 nights

Perfume Island

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, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be travel route planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Nosy Be is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Nosy Be is 2 hours. May in Nosy Be sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: hike along Les Trois Baies, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, and cast your line with Mad'avia Tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary website.

Fly from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nosy Iranja

— 1 night
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Zebubianco Tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nosy Iranja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Iranja takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nosy Iranja are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Andasibe

— 3 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Andasibe is known for parks and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nosy Iranja to Andasibe in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fianarantsoa

— 1 night

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fianarantsoa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ambalavao

— 3 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Natural pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

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Getting from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Morondava

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Morondava planner.

Getting from Ambalavao to Morondava by combination of taxi and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Antananarivo

— 6 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Faravohitra, take in the exciting artwork at IsĀ“art Galerie, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lemur Tours.

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Fly from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Antananarivo in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.