47 days in Australia, Madagascar & Johannesburg Itinerary

47 days in Australia, Madagascar & Johannesburg Itinerary

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47 days in Australia, Madagascar & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Perth, Australia
— 11 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island, Australia
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
3
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Andasibe, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Adelaide, Australia


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11
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & City of Rockingham War Memorial) and Fremantle (The Shipwreck Galleries, WA Maritime Museum, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get in on the family fun at Adventure World Perth Australia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Adelaide to Perth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham, South Perth, Adventure World Perth Australia
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

9
nights
Rottnest Island, Australia

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at West End, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Vlamingh, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parakeet Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island day trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach

3
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rottnest Island to Nosy Be. The time zone difference when traveling from Rottnest Island to Nosy Be is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Rottnest Island in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nosy Be, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

4
nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

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.
Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere, and stroll through Les Trois Baies.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) travel route planner .

Getting from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. February in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
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Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
The three bays ©
The three bays

2
nights
Andasibe, Madagascar

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Keep things going the next day: walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Andasibe road trip planning site .

Getting from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

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.
Take a break from Antananarivo with a short trip to La Musee des Papillons in Ambatolampy, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, experience rural life at Croc Farm, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Antananarivo takes 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Antananarivo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

La Musee des Papillons
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga

10
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Northmead Square (in Benoni) and Pretoria (Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, Horseback Africa, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and try out the rides at Gold Reef City.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online travel route planner .

Getting from Antananarivo to Johannesburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. March in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Emperors Palace, Northmead Square, Sterkfontein Cave
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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