27 days in Madagascar Itinerary

27 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar trip itinerary planner

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Antananarivo
— 7 nights
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Andasibe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Morondava
— 2 nights
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Nosy Tanihely
— 1 night
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be
— 5 nights
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Antananarivo

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Is´art Galerie. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo route planner.

Oslo, Norway to Antananarivo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Oslo in April, with highs in Antananarivo at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Andasibe

— 4 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Take a break from Andasibe with a short trip to Musee de la Gendarmerie in Moramanga, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve, and stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Fianarantsoa

— 2 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany and then explore the galleries of Labo photo Pierrot Men.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fianarantsoa trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Isalo.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Isalo

— 1 night
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isalo visit planner.

Drive from Fianarantsoa to Isalo in 8.5 hours. On the 30th (Fri), you're off 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a peaceful walk through 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 next day: get outside with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Morondava online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Isalo to Morondava by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Nosy Tanihely

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): head off the coast to Nosy Tanikely.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Tanihely online vacation planner.

Fly from Morondava to Nosy Tanihely in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. May in Nosy Tanihely sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) is known for parks, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies, head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude, and see what you can catch with Mad'avia Tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planner.

You can fly from Nosy Tanihely to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 3 hours. May in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Nosy Be

— 5 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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, and stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

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You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.