22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Morondava
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Isalo
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Antsirabe
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  5​h 30​min
7
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
9
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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, shopping, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Lemurs' Park, look for gifts at Lisy Art Gallery, experience rural life at Croc Farm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Antananarivo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern African Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antananarivo: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Morondava day trip planner.

Fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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 ©

1
night
Isalo

Isalo
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. Start your trip to Isalo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Morondava to Isalo in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Ambalavao on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Isalo

Parks Nature
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1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Anja Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ambalavao online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Isalo to Ambalavao in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue pool and then explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fianarantsoa trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, then explore the activities along Lac Andraikiba, and then explore the activities along Lac Tritriva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Gare d’Antsirabe, then look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala, and then appreciate the history behind Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Antsirabe trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Antsirabe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Parks Nature 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.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Andasibe road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antsirabe to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time 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). The adventure continues: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude, try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, and trek along Les Trois Baies.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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, parks, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nosy Be holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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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