39 days in Madagascar Itinerary

39 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Antananarivo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Andasibe
— 5 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Nosy Iranja
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Nosy Iranja
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nosy Be
— 5 nights
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Nosy Tanihely
— 1 night
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Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambalavao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 3 nights
Bus to Soavimasoandro, Fly to Tolanaro
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Tolanaro
— 2 nights
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Antananarivo

— 8 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 zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, explore the galleries of IsĀ“art Galerie, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Croc Farm, and see Lemur Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo online trip itinerary builder.

Bogota, Colombia to Antananarivo is an approximately 39-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in March: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Andasibe

— 5 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Explore Andasibe's surroundings by going to Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic (in Marozevo) and Musee de la Gendarmerie (in Moramanga). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Andasibe journey maker website.

You can drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Nosy Iranja

— 2 nights
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
On the 7th (Wed), head outdoors with Zebubianco Tour.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Iranja road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Nosy Iranja takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Nosy Iranja, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Go for a jaunt from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Joffreville to see Amber Mountain National Park about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, hike along Les Trois Baies, and head outdoors with Mad'avia Tour.

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Traveling by flight from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Lemuria Land, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be route planner.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Nosy Tanihely

— 1 night
On the 17th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Tanihely trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nosy Be to Nosy Tanihely. In April, daily temperatures in Nosy Tanihely can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Morondava.

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Parks · Nature
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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 18th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar and then take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. On the next day, stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

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

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 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Isalo.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Isalo

— 2 nights
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsiribihina River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isalo route builder app.

You can drive from Morondava to Isalo in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Ambalavao on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Isalo

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ambalavao

— 3 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. On the 23rd (Fri), hike the day away at Il trekking del Camaleonte. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's more to do: stroll through Anja Reserve and stroll around Natural pool.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isalo to Ambalavao takes 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Fianarantsoa

— 3 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ranomafana Arboretum and then meet the residents at Centre ValBio Research Campus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fianarantsoa trip planning website.

Drive from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Tolanaro.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokaro Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve, then delve into the lush surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade, and then stroll around Parc National d'Andohahela.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Tolanaro takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tolanaro can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.