48 days in Madagascar Itinerary

48 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Antananarivo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Morondava
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ambalavao
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 4 nights
Bus to Soavimasoandro, Fly to Tolanaro
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Tolanaro
— 3 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 4 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Majunga
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Mahajanga
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nosy Tanihely
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nosy Be
— 3 nights
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Antananarivo

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lemurs' Park and Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croc Farm, stop by Lisy Art Gallery, and meet the residents at Tsimbazaza Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo road trip planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Antananarivo is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Ankara in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Antananarivo, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Morondava

— 3 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.
Morondava is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs and delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Morondava online road trip planner.

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Isalo.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Isalo

— 4 nights
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isalo trip planner.

You can drive from Morondava to Isalo in 4.5 hours. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Isalo

Parks · Nature

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

— 3 nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and contemplate the waterfront views at Manambolo River.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isalo to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. You will leave for Ambalavao on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Ambalavao

— 4 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's lots more to do: stroll through Anja Reserve, walk around Natural pool, and explore the striking landscape of Il trekking del Camaleonte.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ambalavao tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Ambalavao. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Fianarantsoa

— 4 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Kids will enjoy Centre ValBio Research Campus and Ranomafana Arboretum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, and view the masterpieces at Labo photo Pierrot Men.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa takes 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tolanaro

— 3 nights
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Family-friendly places like Lokaro Beach and Parc National d'Andohahela will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Tolanaro to Toliara to see Sainte Luce Reserve about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tolanaro trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Tolanaro in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Tolanaro are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Andasibe

— 4 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step out of Andasibe to go to Moramanga and see Musee de la Gendarmerie, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve, and delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Antsanitia Beach and Lac Sacre make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Katsepy, take in breathtaking views at Cirque Rouge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Parc Reniala, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte d'Anjohibe.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mahajanga online itinerary planner.

Getting from Andasibe to Mahajanga by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Nosy Tanihely

— 3 nights
Nosy Tanihely is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Nosy Tanikely.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Tanihely holiday planning site.

Getting from Mahajanga to Nosy Tanihely by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Nosy Tanihely sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Tsingy Rouge Park and Mer D'Emeraude will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Les Trois Baies, kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nosy Tanihely to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nosy Be

— 3 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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nosy Sakatia make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nosy Be road trip app.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel 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.