41 days in Madagascar Itinerary

41 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Antananarivo
— 8 nights
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Mahajanga
— 3 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Tolanaro
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Tolanaro
— 2 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Bus to Fianarantsoa
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Fianarantsoa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ambalavao
— 5 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Morondava
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nosy Tanihely
— 2 nights
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Nosy Iranja
— 1 night
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be
— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Reserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic in Marozevo (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, take in the exciting artwork at Is´art Galerie, and explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip planning app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Antananarivo is an approximately 21-hour flight. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for much warmer days in Antananarivo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Cirque Rouge, visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Katsepy, explore the activities along Lac Sacre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Antsanitia Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mahajanga online day trip planner.

Fly from Antananarivo to Mahajanga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antananarivo in January: high temperatures in Mahajanga hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Andasibe

— 3 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Take a break from Andasibe with a short trip to Musee de la Gendarmerie in Moramanga, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Andasibe online holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mahajanga to Andasibe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Tolanaro

— 2 nights
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokaro Beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade, and then stroll through Nahampoana Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tolanaro planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Fianarantsoa

— 3 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fianarantsoa: Ranomafana (Ranomafana Arboretum, Centre ValBio Research Campus, &more). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Ranomafana National Park. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Labo photo Pierrot Men and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa holiday builder website.

Getting from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ambalavao

— 5 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. On the 24th (Sun), hike the day away at Il trekking del Camaleonte. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve and explore the striking landscape of Natural pool.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ambalavao online attractions planner.

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Isalo.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Isalo

— 2 nights
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tsiribihina River.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isalo trip planner.

Getting from Ambalavao to Isalo by car takes about 9 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Morondava.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 30th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then get a new perspective on things with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Morondava online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Isalo to Morondava takes 4.5 hours. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Nosy Tanihely

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Tanihely road trip planner.

You can fly from Morondava to Nosy Tanihely in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Nosy Iranja

— 1 night
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Zebubianco Tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Iranja day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nosy Tanihely to Nosy Iranja. In February, daily temperatures in Nosy Iranja can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
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, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais, and hike along Les Trois Baies.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Nosy Be

— 6 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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nosy Be travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.