17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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17 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  29​h
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
4
Isalo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Morondava
— 2 nights
6
Antananarivo
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

2
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, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

Plan trip to Nosy Be with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Brisbane, Australia to Nosy Be is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Brisbane to Nosy Be. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Nosy Be at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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.
Step out of Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) with an excursion to Amber Mountain National Park in Joffreville--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, and explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online visit planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. In December in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
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Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Andasibe online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

1
night
Isalo

Isalo ©
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Tsiribihina River.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Isalo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Isalo in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Morondava on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Isalo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tsiribihina River
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Tsiribihina River ©
Tsiribihina River

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. On your second day here, stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and then step off the mainland to explore Madagascar.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Morondava road trip app .

Traveling by car from Isalo to Morondava takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): experience rural life at Croc Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, then don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo and then get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Antananarivo road trip planning tool .

Fly from Morondava to Antananarivo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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