57 days in Madagascar Itinerary

57 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar sightseeing planner

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Tolanaro
— 4 nights
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Antananarivo
— 7 nights
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Nosy Iranja
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
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Nosy Tanihely
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be
— 5 nights
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Maroantsetra
— 4 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Isalo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morondava
— 4 nights
Bus to Ambositra, Taxi to Fianarantsoa
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Fianarantsoa
— 3 nights
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Ambalavao
— 3 nights
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Tolanaro

— 4 nights
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Kids will enjoy Lokaro Beach and Parc National d'Andohahela. Step out of Tolanaro with an excursion to Sainte Luce Reserve in Toliara--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Tolanaro trip maker tool.

Charters Towers, Australia to Tolanaro is an approximately 144-hour travel. Traveling from Charters Towers to Tolanaro, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Family-friendly places like Ambohimanga and Lemurs' Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde, stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, and browse the exhibits of Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tolanaro to Antananarivo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tolanaro in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Antananarivo, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nosy Iranja.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Nosy Iranja

— 3 nights
Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Nosy Iranja is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Zebubianco Tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Iranja holiday builder app.

You can fly from Antananarivo to Nosy Iranja in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Nosy Iranja is a bit warmer than Antananarivo - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Nosy Iranja

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tsingy Rouge Park and Mad'avia Tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Les Trois Baies, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, and take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Nosy Tanihely

— 2 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Tanihely road trip planner.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Tanihely in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nosy Tanihely can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature · Parks
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Nosy Be

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nosy Fanihy. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Tanihely to Nosy Be with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maroantsetra.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Maroantsetra

— 4 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. You've now added Masoala National Park to your itinerary. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maroantsetra tour planner.

You can fly from Nosy Be to Maroantsetra in 7 hours. You will leave for Andasibe on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Maroantsetra

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Andasibe

— 4 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Go for a jaunt from Andasibe to Moramanga to see Musee de la Gendarmerie about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Andasibe trip maker app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Maroantsetra to Andasibe in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Isalo.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Isalo

— 3 nights
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. Go for a jaunt from Isalo to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to see Tsiribihina River about 40 minutes away.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isalo day trip planner.

You can drive from Andasibe to Isalo in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. You will leave for Morondava on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Isalo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs, see some colorful creatures with Nofy-Be Sailing & Diving Madagascar, and take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find out how to plan a trip to Morondava, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Isalo to Morondava by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Morondava

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Fianarantsoa

— 3 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. When in Fianarantsoa, make a side trip to see Station Thermale in Ranomafana, approximately Ranomafana away. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Ranomafana National Park. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Labo photo Pierrot Men and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Fianarantsoa day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Morondava to Fianarantsoa takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ambalavao

— 3 nights
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Il trekking del Camaleonte, and explore the activities along Natural pool.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ambalavao trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.