6 days in Madagascar Itinerary

6 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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6 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Drive + Fly:  3​h
1
Antananarivo
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Antsirabe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Mahajanga
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
6
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

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Antananarivo

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): meet the residents at Lemurs' Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo road trip tool .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Antananarivo is an approximately 3-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chamarel to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chamarel in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Antananarivo, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park

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Morondava

Morondava ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To plan Morondava vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Antsirabe.

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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs

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Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Tritriva, and then explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antsirabe road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Morondava to Antsirabe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fianarantsoa.

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Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Lac Andraikiba ©
Lac Andraikiba

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Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fianarantsoa trip site .

You can drive from Antsirabe to Fianarantsoa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Mahajanga.

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Blue pool
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

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Mahajanga

Mahajanga
The small city of Mahajanga provides lots of sandy beaches lined with palm trees and is known for its restaurants serving various specialties.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Phare de Katsepy.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mahajanga online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Mahajanga by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Mahajanga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Historic Sites

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Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mahajanga to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Andasibe

Nature Parks Wildlife
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