8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar trip itinerary planner

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Nosy Be
— 1 night
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
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Andasibe
— 1 night
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Tolanaro
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Tolanaro
— 1 night
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Nosy Be

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch and then see some colorful creatures with Oceane's Dream.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nosy Be tour itinerary app.

Chicago, USA to Nosy Be is an approximately 28.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Chicago to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Nosy Be at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais and then head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Ramena.

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You can fly from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 3 hours. March in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Andasibe

— 1 night
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andasibe route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Tolanaro

— 1 night
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokaro Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tolanaro trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Tolanaro takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.