8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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8 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
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 off the beaten path and head to Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Is´art Galerie. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, and explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antananarivo road trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Antananarivo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Antananarivo, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais and then head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online road trip planner .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Antananarivo in November; daily highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Be tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch

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