51 days in Madagascar Itinerary

51 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar travel planner

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Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nosy Tanihely
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maroantsetra
— 3 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Majunga
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Mahajanga
— 3 nights
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Antananarivo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Morondava
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 3 nights
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Ambalavao
— 3 nights
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Toliara
— 3 nights
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Tolanaro
— 4 nights
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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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip tool.

Antananarivo to Nosy Be is an approximately 4-hour flight. In July, Nosy Be is somewhat warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, trek along Les Trois Baies, and take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 3 hours. In July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nosy Tanihely

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

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Tanihely trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Tanihely takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for Maroantsetra on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Maroantsetra

— 3 nights
Maroantsetra is a market town and domestic seaport in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar, at the northern end of the Bay of Antongil.Maroantsetra is the main point of access to Masoala National Park and the Nosy Mangabe special reserve, and the headquarters of the park authority.Access to the town is mainly by air, with regular connections to Toamasina and Antananarivo or by sea. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Masoala National Park. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maroantsetra travel route app.

You can fly from Nosy Tanihely to Maroantsetra in 7 hours. You will leave for Andasibe on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Maroantsetra

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Andasibe

— 3 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Andasibe is known for parks and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Andasibe day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Maroantsetra to Andasibe in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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 fascinating underground world of Grotte d'Anjohibe, and explore the activities along Lac Sacre.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahajanga driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Mahajanga in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Mahajanga sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antananarivo journey builder app.

Fly from Mahajanga to Antananarivo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mahajanga in August, things will get a bit cooler in Antananarivo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Morondava

— 4 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: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Morondava trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antananarivo to Morondava takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll set off for Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Morondava

Parks · Wildlife · 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and explore the activities along Manambolo River.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Isalo.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Isalo

— 4 nights
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Isalo travel route builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Isalo. You'll set off for Fianarantsoa on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

Fianarantsoa

— 3 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ranomafana (Centre ValBio Research Campus & Ranomafana Arboretum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park, browse the exhibits of Labo photo Pierrot Men, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Isalo to Fianarantsoa in 8.5 hours. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Ambalavao

— 3 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's lots more to do: stroll through Anja Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Natural pool, and hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ambalavao journey planner.

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toliara.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Toliara

— 3 nights

City of Sun

Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
Toliara is known for parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Antsokay Arboretum, examine the collection at Musee Cedratom, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve, and explore the striking landscape of Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Toliara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Toliara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Toliara

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tolanaro

— 4 nights
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Tolanaro is known for parks, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade, enjoy the sand and surf at Lokaro Beach, stroll through Nahampoana Reserve, and walk around Parc National d'Andohahela.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tolanaro travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Toliara to Tolanaro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Tolanaro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Nature

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.