22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
2
Morondava
— 1 night
3
Isalo
— 1 night
4
Ambalavao
— 1 night
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
6
Antsirabe
— 2 nights
7
Andasibe
— 2 nights
8
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
9
Nosy Be
— 3 nights

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, take in the exciting artwork at Is´art Galerie, and meet the residents at Croc Farm.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Antananarivo is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Antananarivo. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Antananarivo to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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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 4th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Morondava trip planner.

Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isalo.

Things to do in Morondava

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

1
night
Isalo

Isalo
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isalo road trip planner.

You can drive from Morondava to Isalo in 4.5 hours. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature Parks
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1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ambalavao trip planner.

You can drive from Isalo to Ambalavao in 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

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 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blue pool
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

2
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lac Andraikiba, and then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Gare d’Antsirabe, look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala, and then pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antsirabe driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Antsirabe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Andasibe fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Antsirabe to Andasibe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, hike along Les Trois Baies, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
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Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, and explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be journey maker app.

You can fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 3 hours. In July in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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