21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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21 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  29​h
1
Antananarivo
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
4
Tolanaro
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Mahajanga
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: Durham

6
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, get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo, examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and experience rural life at Croc Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip itinerary site .

Durham, USA to Antananarivo is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Durham to Antananarivo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Antananarivo: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©
Parc Tsarasaotra ©
Parc Tsarasaotra

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 11th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Morondava tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Morondava takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
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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.
On the 12th (Mon), hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue pool. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Morondava to Fianarantsoa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Il trekking del Camaleonte, Blue pool
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
On the 14th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Domaine de la Cascade and then kick back and relax at Lokaro Beach. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc National d'Andohahela and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nahampoana Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tolanaro online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Tolanaro takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve
Parc National d'Andohahela ©
Parc National d'Andohahela

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve and then delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Andasibe road trip tool .

Getting from Tolanaro to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Cirque Rouge and then enjoy the sea views from Phare de Katsepy. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lac Sacre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Antsanitia Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mahajanga trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Mahajanga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mahajanga can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Antsanitia Beach ©
Antsanitia Beach
Cirque Rouge ©
Cirque Rouge
Lac Sacre ©
Lac Sacre

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 20th (Tue), try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, then kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena, and then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mer D'Emeraude and then stroll through Les Trois Baies.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mahajanga to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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