7 days in Madagascar Itinerary

7 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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7 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5​h
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by Lisy Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and then step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antananarivo day trip planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Antananarivo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Antananarivo is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Antananarivo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Morondava trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

1
night
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Andasibe online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Morondava to Andasibe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Andasibe to Nosy Be by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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