27 days in Madagascar Itinerary

27 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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27 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Antsirabe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Morondava
— 2 nights
7
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. 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 Sakatia, stroll through Ambaro Ranch, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nosy Be day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Nosy Be is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Nosy Be to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antsiranana (Diego Suarez): Amber Mountain National Park (in Joffreville) and Plage de Ramena (in Ambanja). The adventure continues: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Plage de Ramena
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). There's much more to do: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

Plan a trip to Andasibe easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

3
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
Antsirabe is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lac Tritriva, pause for some photo ops at Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, admire the striking features of Gare d’Antsirabe, and stop by Boutique Fon'Ala.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antsirabe, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Andasibe to Antsirabe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Fianarantsoa on the 12th (Tue).

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

3
nights
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Take a break from Fianarantsoa with a short trip to Anja Reserve in Ambalavao, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue pool, take in the exciting artwork at Labo photo Pierrot Men, and admire the striking features of Carved balconies.

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

Drive from Antsirabe to Fianarantsoa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranohira, Ambositra, Ambalavao
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

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.
Morondava is known for parks, nature, wildlife, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs, contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets, stroll around Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, and head off the coast to Madagascar.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Morondava online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Morondava in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. You will leave for Antananarivo on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

5
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, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, relax in the rural setting at Croc Farm, get to know the resident critters at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Morondava to Antananarivo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Antananarivo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

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