25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip itinerary planner .

Jacksonville, USA to Antananarivo is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Antananarivo is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jacksonville in May: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 75°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

4
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 outdoors at Amber Mountain National Park and Plage de Ramena. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ramena Beach and Windsor Castle. There's still lots to do: hike along Les Trois Baies, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, and look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Antananarivo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez): highs are around 88°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step off the beaten path and head to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Visiting The Mitsinjo Reserve and Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Andasibe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

2
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
On the 31st (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade and then kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nahampoana Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tolanaro trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Tolanaro are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

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

2
nights
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Labo photo Pierrot Men and Blue pool. Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Cattedrale Di Ambozontany will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Fianarantsoa to Ranomafana to see Centre ValBio Research Campus about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Ranomafana National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Black pool and admire the striking features of Carved balconies.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fianarantsoa trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ambositra, Ranohira, Centre ValBio Research Campus
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Anja Reserve. On the next day, stroll through Il trekking del Camaleonte and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural pool.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ambalavao trip planning tool .

Drive from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Madagascar and Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. There's still lots to do: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Morondava day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ambalavao to Morondava in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Morondava

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ambaro Ranch and Nosy Fanihy. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mont Passot. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nosy Be fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Morondava to Nosy Be by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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