23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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23 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Innsbruck
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h
3
Tolanaro
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Morondava
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Nosy Tanihely
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Innsbruck

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Lemurs' Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Antananarivo trip app .

Innsbruck, Austria to Antananarivo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in May; daily highs in Antananarivo reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of Labo photo Pierrot Men and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Ambozontany, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue pool, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black pool, then hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fianarantsoa holiday planner .

Getting from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ranohira, Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Il trekking del Camaleonte
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Labo photo Pierrot Men ©
Labo photo Pierrot Men

1
night
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Nahampoana Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lokaro Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Domaine de la Cascade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tolanaro day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fianarantsoa to Tolanaro in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Analamazaotra Special Reserve and then stroll through Vakona Private Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Andasibe road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

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 10th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and then contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Morondava journey tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Morondava in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©

2
nights
Nosy Tanihely

Nosy Tanihely ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): head off the coast to Nosy Tanikely.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Tanihely trip planning website .

You can fly from Morondava to Nosy Tanihely in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daytime highs in Nosy Tanihely are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nosy Tanikely ©
Nosy Tanikely

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.
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) is known for adventure, parks, trails, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Les Trois Baies, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais, stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere, and try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Nosy Tanihely to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
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Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
The three bays ©
The three bays

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch and then head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nosy Be can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

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