16 days in Madagascar Itinerary

16 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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16 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Antsirabe
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo itinerary tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Antananarivo is an approximately 5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Antananarivo. In December, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Morondava online holiday planner .

Fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

1
night
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue pool. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fianarantsoa trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Morondava to Fianarantsoa by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Il trekking del Camaleonte, Blue pool
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

2
nights
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 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Gare d’Antsirabe, explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, then look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala, and then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antsirabe tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Fianarantsoa to Antsirabe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

Plan my trip to Andasibe with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antsirabe to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be holiday planner.

Getting from Andasibe to Nosy Be by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. January in Nosy Be sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

2
nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
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.
On the 5th (Sun), head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude and then hike along Les Trois Baies. On your second day here, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego and then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais

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