25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

25 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Nosy Be
— 4 nights
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
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Nosy Iranja
— 1 night
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Mahajanga
— 2 nights
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Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Tolanaro
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Tolanaro
— 2 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Bus to Fianarantsoa
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Fianarantsoa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 1 night
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Morondava
— 2 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nosy Sakatia. The adventure continues: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be attractions site.

Krakow, Poland to Nosy Be is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in July, with highs in Nosy Be at 34°C and lows at 22°C. On the 7th (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.
Take a break from the city and head to Amber Mountain National Park and Mer D'Emeraude. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies, and see what you can catch with Mad'avia Tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 3 hours. July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Zebubianco Tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nosy Iranja route builder app.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Iranja in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Mahajanga

— 2 nights
The small city of Mahajanga provides lots of sandy beaches lined with palm trees and is known for its restaurants serving various specialties.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Antsanitia Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Sacre. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grotte d'Anjohibe, then take in breathtaking views at Cirque Rouge, and then stroll through Eco Parc Reniala.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mahajanga journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Iranja to Mahajanga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mahajanga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Antananarivo

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Lemur Tours and Ambohimanga. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tsimbazaza Zoo, hunt for treasures at Digue Market, and admire the striking features of Gare de Soarano.

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Getting from Mahajanga to Antananarivo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, Antananarivo is a bit cooler than Mahajanga - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tolanaro

— 2 nights
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade and then kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tolanaro tour planner.

Getting from Andasibe to Tolanaro by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Fianarantsoa

— 3 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Step out of the city life by going to Ranomafana National Park and Natural pool. Get out of town with these interesting Fianarantsoa side-trips: Centre ValBio Research Campus (in Ranomafana) and Anja Reserve (in Ambalavao). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Labo photo Pierrot Men and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa trip maker website.

Getting from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isalo.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Isalo

— 1 night
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isalo tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Isalo in 8.5 hours. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar.

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

Traveling by car from Isalo to Morondava takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.