11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Tolanaro
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Nosy Be
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Colombo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo and Is´art Galerie. Get a sense of the local culture at Ambohimanga and Mosquee Sunni. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lisy Art Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, and examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo travel route website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Antananarivo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Antananarivo is little chillier than Colombo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo

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Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Nahampoana Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lokaro Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tolanaro journey planning tool .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Tolanaro in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tolanaro when traveling from Antananarivo in December, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve

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Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll through Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and then stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve.

Plan my day in Andasibe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

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 (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Nosy Be takes 5 hours. In December in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 23rd (Mon), stroll through Plage de Ramena, then head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude, and then look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne des Francais, and then try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego.

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Getting from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
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Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

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