9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

9 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar travel planner

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Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andasibe
— 2 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 1 night
Fly
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Nosy Be
— 3 nights
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Antananarivo

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Independence Avenue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, and then take an exotic tour of Lemur Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, then browse the exhibits of Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and finally contemplate the long history of Maison de Jean Laborde.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Antananarivo day trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Antananarivo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Andasibe

— 2 nights
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and then take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Andasibe sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais and then head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Nosy Be

— 3 nights

Perfume Island

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 18th (Sun): explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be day trip planner.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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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.