25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  32​h
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Tolanaro
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Antananarivo
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Mahajanga
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
Ambanja
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
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, nature, adventure, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be trip tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Nosy Be is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Nosy Be is 8 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, expect Nosy Be to be much warmer, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Andasibe road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nosy Be to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

2
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): walk around Parc National d'Andohahela. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokaro Beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tolanaro trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve
Parc National d'Andohahela ©
Parc National d'Andohahela

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 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue pool and then trek along Il trekking del Camaleonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Il trekking del Camaleonte, Blue pool
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

Discover how to plan a Morondava trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Morondava in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

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

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Lisy Art Gallery or Analakely Market. Attractions like Lemurs' Park and Tsimbazaza Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, experience rural life at Croc Farm, and get out on two wheels at Traces.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo road trip app .

Fly from Morondava to Antananarivo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Antananarivo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Tsimbazaza Zoo ©
Tsimbazaza Zoo

1
night
Mahajanga

Mahajanga ©
The small city of Mahajanga provides lots of sandy beaches lined with palm trees and is known for its restaurants serving various specialties.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Cirque Rouge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Antsanitia Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mahajanga using our trip planner.

You can fly from Antananarivo to Mahajanga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Mahajanga is somewhat warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ambanja.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Antsanitia Beach ©
Antsanitia Beach
Cirque Rouge ©
Cirque Rouge

2
nights
Ambanja

Ambanja ©
Ambanja is a city and commune in northern Madagascar. Plage de Ramena has been added to your itinerary.

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

Traveling by car from Mahajanga to Ambanja takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ambanja can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Ambanja

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

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