37 days in Madagascar Itinerary

37 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Mahajanga
— 3 nights
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Nosy Iranja
— 3 nights
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be
— 5 nights
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Nosy Tanihely
— 2 nights
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Morondava
— 2 nights
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 2 nights
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Isalo
— 1 night
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Ambalavao
— 2 nights
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
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Antananarivo
— 6 nights
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Mahajanga

— 3 nights
The small city of Mahajanga provides lots of sandy beaches lined with palm trees and is known for its restaurants serving various specialties.
Mahajanga is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Phare de Katsepy, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte d'Anjohibe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Parc Reniala, and kick back and relax at Antsanitia Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mahajanga trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Mahajanga is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Mahajanga. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Mahajanga at 37°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Nosy Iranja

— 3 nights
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Nosy Iranja is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Zebubianco Tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nosy Iranja trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Mahajanga to Nosy Iranja by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Nosy Iranja, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Step out of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to go to Joffreville and see Amber Mountain National Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Les Trois Baies, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, and cast your line with Mad'avia Tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, and stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 3 hours. In July in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Nosy Tanihely

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nosy Tanihely vacation tool.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Be to Nosy Tanihely with the Route module. In July in Nosy Tanihely, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Morondava on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 13th (Tue): take a tour by water with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Morondava road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Tanihely to Morondava takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Manambolo River and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Tsiribihina River.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isalo.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Isalo

— 1 night
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isalo day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Isalo. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

Ambalavao

— 2 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. On the 18th (Sun), hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte and then stroll through Anja Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambalavao trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Isalo to Ambalavao in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Andasibe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Andasibe

— 3 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Change things up with a short trip to Musee de la Gendarmerie in Moramanga (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Andasibe trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Fianarantsoa to Andasibe in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Antananarivo

— 6 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.
Antananarivo is known for historic sites, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, get to know the resident critters at Croc Farm, hunt for treasures at Digue Market, and step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo visit planner.

Getting from Andasibe to Antananarivo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.