31 days in Madagascar Itinerary

31 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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31 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Tolanaro
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ambalavao
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Fenoarivo Atsinanana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Nosy Iranja
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
10
Nosy Tanihely
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
12
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, shopping, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, meet the residents at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Antananarivo is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern African Time is minus 7 hours. In September in Antananarivo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Madagascar, delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, then contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets, and finally stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Morondava travel planner .

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Morondava

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

2
nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tsiribihina River. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Manambolo River.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tsiribihina River ©
Tsiribihina River
Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach, then take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum of Ranopiso and then stroll around Parc National d'Andohahela.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tolanaro planner .

Traveling by flight from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Tolanaro takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, admire the striking features of Carved balconies, explore the activities along Blue pool, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black pool, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, and finally view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambositra, Ranohira
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

3
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. On the 4th (Fri), hike the day away at Il trekking del Camaleonte. It doesn't end there: stroll through Anja Reserve and stroll around Natural pool.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ambalavao online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Fenoarivo Atsinanana.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Anja Reserve ©
Anja Reserve
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

1
night
Fenoarivo Atsinanana

Fenoarivo Atsinanana
Fenoarivo Atsinanana is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of the Analanjirofo region and of the Fenoarivo Atsinanana District.The city is located on the east coast about 103 km north of the city of Toamasina.EconomyThe region around Fénérive is one of the most important clove growing areas of Madagascar. On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Rainforests of the Atsinanana.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fenoarivo Atsinanana holiday planning website .

Drive from Ambalavao to Fenoarivo Atsinanana in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Fenoarivo Atsinanana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toAndasibe.

Things to do in Fenoarivo Atsinanana

Nature Parks

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Andasibe trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fenoarivo Atsinanana to Andasibe takes 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

1
night
Nosy Iranja

Nosy Iranja
On the 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Nosy Iranja.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nosy Iranja vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Nosy Iranja in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Nosy Iranja sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Nosy Tanihely on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

2
nights
Nosy Tanihely

Nosy Tanihely ©
On the 12th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nosy Tanihely trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Nosy Iranja to Nosy Tanihely with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nosy Tanikely ©
Nosy Tanikely

3
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.
Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, stroll through Les Trois Baies, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) tour planning tool .

Getting from Nosy Tanihely to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 1.5 hours. October in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Ankarana Reserve ©
Ankarana Reserve
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): meet the residents at Lemuria Land, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nosy Be holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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