38 days in Madagascar Itinerary

38 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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38 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Andasibe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Antananarivo
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  7​h
3
Ranomafana
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ambalavao
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ranohira
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Toliara
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Morondava
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Morondava
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step off the beaten path and head to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Andasibe trip itinerary planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Andasibe is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Andasibe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Maison de Jean Laborde, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo road trip site .

Drive from Andasibe to Antananarivo in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ranomafana.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

1
night
Ranomafana

Ranomafana ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): meet the residents at Centre ValBio Research Campus.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antananarivo to Ranomafana takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Ranomafana

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Centre ValBio Research Campus ©
Centre ValBio Research Campus

4
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Explore hidden gems such as Parc National de l'Andringitra and Il trekking del Camaleonte. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ranomafana to Ambalavao takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Ranohira.

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

2
nights
Ranohira

Ranohira ©
Ranohira is a town and commune in Madagascar. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isalo Window as well as Isalo National Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Isalo National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ranohira trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Ambalavao to Ranohira in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Toliara.

Things to do in Ranohira

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Isalo
Highlights from your plan
Isalo National Park ©
Isalo National Park
Isalo Window ©
Isalo Window

6
nights
Toliara

Toliara ©
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mangily Scuba, Antsokay Arboretum, Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve, and other attractions.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Toliara trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Ranohira to Toliara in 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Toliara

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Toliara Province
Highlights from your plan
Mangily Scuba ©
Mangily Scuba
Sainte Luce Reserve ©
Sainte Luce Reserve
Reserve Reniala ©
Reserve Reniala

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ramena Beach and The three bays. Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere, hike along Les Trois Baies, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Toliara to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ramena Beach ©
Ramena Beach
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
The three bays ©
The three bays

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.
On the 4th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot and then head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nosy Be tour planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy
Mont Passot ©
Mont Passot

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Madagascar and Ankevo Hamlets. There's more to do: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Morondava trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Morondava with the Route module. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

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

4
nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Tsiribihina River has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. On the 13th (Sun), you're off toMorondava.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River
Tsiribihina River ©
Tsiribihina River

2
nights
Morondava

Morondava
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Morondava tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature

2
nights
Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Ambohimanga has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, look for gifts at Le Village Maquettes De Bateaux and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Antananarivo takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Independence Avenue ©
Independence Avenue
Croc Farm ©
Croc Farm

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