40 days in Madagascar Itinerary

40 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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40 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  28​h
1
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Nosy Tanihely
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tolanaro
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
6
Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ambalavao
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
8
Isalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Morondava
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Antananarivo
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Toronto

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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, and stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Nosy Be is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Nosy Be is 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) side-trips: Amber Mountain National Park (in Joffreville) and Plage de Ramena (in Ambanja). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Les Trois Baies, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, and walk around Tsingy Rouge Park.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Amber Mountain National Park, Plage de Ramena
Highlights from your plan
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

3
nights
Nosy Tanihely

Nosy Tanihely ©
Nosy Tanihely is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Tanihely day trip planning website .

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Tanihely in 1.5 hours. July in Nosy Tanihely sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Andasibe on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nosy Tanikely ©
Nosy Tanikely

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Andasibe online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Nosy Tanihely to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

3
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Go for a jaunt from Tolanaro to Toliara to see Sainte Luce Reserve about 1h 05 min away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tolanaro online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sainte Luce Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve
Sainte Luce Reserve ©
Sainte Luce Reserve

2
nights
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Step out of Fianarantsoa with an excursion to Centre ValBio Research Campus in Ranomafana--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park, explore the activities along Blue pool, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

Before you visit Fianarantsoa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ranohira, Ambositra, Centre ValBio Research Campus
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Centre ValBio Research Campus ©
Centre ValBio Research Campus

3
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve, hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte, and explore the activities along Natural pool.

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

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isalo.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

2
nights
Isalo

Isalo
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Isalo online trip builder .

Getting from Ambalavao to Isalo by car takes about 9 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature Parks

4
nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manambolo River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Isalo to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toMorondava.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Morondava is known for parks, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs, steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, walk around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, and step off the mainland to explore Madagascar.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Morondava trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Morondava. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Antananarivo.

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

6
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.
Step out of Antananarivo with an excursion to Ambohitantely Special Reserve in Ambohidratrimo--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, look for gifts at Lisy Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Antananarivo online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Morondava to Antananarivo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. August in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ambohitantely Special Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Parc Tsarasaotra ©
Parc Tsarasaotra

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