40 days in Madagascar Itinerary

40 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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40 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Ambositra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ranomafana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Manakara
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
8
Ambalavao
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Ranohira
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Toliara
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
11
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
12
Antsirabe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
13
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
14
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
15
Nosy Be
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
16
Antananarivo
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Faravohitra and then make a trip to Independence Avenue. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Croc Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, then don't miss a visit to Maison de Jean Laborde, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo holiday maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Antananarivo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect nights in Antananarivo to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Ambositra.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Croc Farm ©
Croc Farm

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Morondava road trip planning tool .

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Morondava

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

few
hours
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip website .

Explore your travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Ambositra.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

1
night
Ambositra

Ambositra
Ambositra is a city in central Madagascar.Ambositra is the capital of the Amoron'i Mania region, and of Ambositra District. To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ambositra trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Antsirabe to Ambositra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 19th (Thu).

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 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany and then browse the exhibits of Labo photo Pierrot Men.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fianarantsoa trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ambositra to Fianarantsoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ranomafana.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

1
night
Ranomafana

Ranomafana ©
On the 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Ranomafana Arboretum and then stroll through Centre ValBio Research Campus.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ranomafana trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Ranomafana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manakara.

Things to do in Ranomafana

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

1
day
Manakara

Manakara ©
Manakara is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region.The city is located at the east coast near the mouth of the Manakara River and has a small port. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Canal des Pangalanes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manakara planner .

Getting from Ranomafana to Manakara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Manakara

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal des Pangalanes ©
Canal des Pangalanes

6
nights
Ambalavao

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

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ambalavao day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manakara to Ambalavao takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel 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

4
nights
Ranohira

Ranohira ©
Ranohira is a town and commune in Madagascar. Step out of Ranohira with an excursion to Isalo National Park in Isalo--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Isalo Window.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ranohira vacation planning website .

You can drive from Ambalavao to Ranohira in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ranohira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Toliara on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Ranohira

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Toliara

Toliara ©
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mangily Scuba as well as Reserve Reniala. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Antsokay Arboretum, examine the collection at Musee Cedratom, stop by L'Univers de la Pierre, and stroll through Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toliara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ranohira to Toliara takes 4 hours. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Toliara

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Toliara Province
Highlights from your plan
Reserve Reniala ©
Reserve Reniala
Antsokay Arboretum ©
Antsokay Arboretum
Mangily Scuba ©
Mangily Scuba

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Andasibe vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Toliara to Andasibe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

3
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Antsirabe is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Tritriva, pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Gare d’Antsirabe, and appreciate the history behind Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

Discover how to plan a Antsirabe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Antsirabe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Nosy Be on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Antsirabe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

To plan Nosy Be vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Antsirabe to Nosy Be by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. October in Nosy Be sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Plage de Ramena in Ambanja (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne de Francais, hike along Les Trois Baies, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. In October in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
Highlights from your plan
Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

1
night
Nosy Be

Nosy Be
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo and then stroll through Lemurs' Park. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Analakely Market, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument aux Morts.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antananarivo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nosy Be in October, expect Antananarivo to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©
Tsimbazaza Zoo ©
Tsimbazaza Zoo

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