22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  42​h
1
Manakara
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
2
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Maroantsetra
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: San Diego

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Manakara

Manakara ©
Manakara is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region.The city is located at the east coast near the mouth of the Manakara River and has a small port. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Canal des Pangalanes.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manakara holiday planning tool .

San Diego, USA to Manakara is an approximately 42-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from San Diego to Manakara due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Manakara

Parks Nature
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Canal des Pangalanes ©
Canal des Pangalanes

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Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Take a break from the city and head to Parc National de l'Andringitra and Il trekking del Camaleonte. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve and contemplate the waterfront views at Natural pool.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ambalavao trip planner .

Getting from Manakara to Ambalavao by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
On the 25th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Manambolo River.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park sightseeing website .

Explore your travel options from Ambalavao to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
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Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

2
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 off the beaten path and head to Ramena Beach and The three bays. Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Ramena and Les Trois Baies. There's much more to do: get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) day trip planning website .

You can fly from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 8 hours. In January in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
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Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to The Mitsinjo Reserve and Vakona Private Reserve. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Andasibe day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maroantsetra.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

3
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Maroantsetra

Maroantsetra ©
Maroantsetra is a market town and domestic seaport in Analanjirofo Region, Madagascar, at the northern end of the Bay of Antongil.Maroantsetra is the main point of access to Masoala National Park and the Nosy Mangabe special reserve, and the headquarters of the park authority.Access to the town is mainly by air, with regular connections to Toamasina and Antananarivo or by sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Masoala National Park and Nosy Mangabe. Visiting Maroantsetra and Destination Masoala will get you outdoors.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maroantsetra trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Maroantsetra in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Maroantsetra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Masoala National Park ©
Masoala National Park
Nosy Mangabe ©
Nosy Mangabe
Maroantsetra ©
Maroantsetra

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.
Head to Is´art Galerie and Lisy Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Mosquee Sunni. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, wander the streets of Andohalo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Analakely Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Soarano.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo visit planner.

Fly from Maroantsetra to Antananarivo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Antananarivo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ilot de la Vierge
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Lisy Art Gallery ©
Lisy Art Gallery
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©

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