30 days in Madagascar Itinerary

30 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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30 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Fly:  25​h
1
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Toamasina (Tamatave)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
7
Morondava
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Antananarivo
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Mahajanga
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

3
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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia, and explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be travel planner .

Maspalomas, Spain to Nosy Be is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern African Time is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maspalomas in February: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. You will leave for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antsiranana (Diego Suarez): Ambanja (Cascade des bons pere & Plage de Ramena). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Les Trois Baies, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, and step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. February in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Toamasina (Tamatave).

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Ambanja
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Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais

3
nights
Toamasina (Tamatave)

Toamasina (Tamatave) ©
Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French also Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. Toamasina (Tamatave) is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet, relax in the rural setting at La Palmeraie de l'Ivondro, have fun at Club Nautique et de Tennis, and enjoy the sea views from Phare de l'Ile aux Prunes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Toamasina (Tamatave) trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Toamasina (Tamatave) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Andasibe.

Things to do in Toamasina (Tamatave)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet, Musee de la Gendarmerie
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Musee de la Gendarmerie ©
Musee de la Gendarmerie
Parc Ivoloina ©
Parc Ivoloina

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Andasibe trip planner .

Getting from Toamasina (Tamatave) to Andasibe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

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 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Carved balconies, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black pool, explore the activities along Blue pool, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Fianarantsoa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambositra, Ranohira
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Il trekking del Camaleonte and then walk around Natural pool.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ambalavao trip planner.

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Trails
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Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

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 5th (Thu): stroll around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Morondava trip planning site .

Getting from Ambalavao to Morondava by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

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.
Step out of Antananarivo to go to Ambatolampy and see La Musee des Papillons, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lemurs' Park, relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Antananarivo itinerary planner .

Getting from Morondava to Antananarivo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

La Musee des Papillons
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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 13th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Cirque Rouge and then enjoy the sea views from Phare de Katsepy. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Sacre and then kick back and relax at Antsanitia Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahajanga trip maker site .

Getting from Antananarivo to Mahajanga by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antananarivo in March: high temperatures in Mahajanga hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cirque Rouge ©
Cirque Rouge
Antsanitia Beach ©
Antsanitia Beach
Lac Sacre ©
Lac Sacre

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