9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Antananarivo
— 1 night
Drive
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antsirabe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antananarivo
Fly

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Antananarivo

— 1 night
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 11th (Wed): make a trip to Independence Avenue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, make a trip to Gare de Soarano, don't miss a visit to Maison de Jean Laborde, then step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and finally ponder the world of politics at Andafiavaratra Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antananarivo trip itinerary app.

Riga, Latvia to Antananarivo is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Antananarivo is 1 hour. Traveling from Riga in August, Antananarivo is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites

Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Andasibe trip planner.

You can drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Antsirabe

— 3 nights

City of Water

Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Antsirabe is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Tritriva, admire the striking features of Gare d’Antsirabe, boost your wellbeing at Les Thermes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Antsirabe Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antsirabe day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Antsirabe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Antananarivo

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antananarivo visit planner.

You can drive from Antsirabe to Antananarivo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Antananarivo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

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.