22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Madagascar trip itinerary planner
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Antananarivo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andasibe
— 3 nights
Taxi to Antananarivo, Fly to Nosy Iranja
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Nosy Iranja
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be
— 5 nights
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Antananarivo — 5 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemurs' Park, meet the residents at Tsimbazaza Zoo, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lemur Tours, and hunt for treasures at Digue Market.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo tour itinerary builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Antananarivo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Antananarivo to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Fianarantsoa.
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Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Fianarantsoa — 2 nights

Fianar

The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Di Ambozontany.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fianarantsoa route planning app.

Drive from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Andasibe.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Andasibe — 3 nights

When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step out of Andasibe to go to Moramanga and see Musee de la Gendarmerie, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Andasibe road trip tool.

You can drive from Fianarantsoa to Andasibe in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nosy Iranja.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
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Nosy Iranja — 3 nights

Boasting a tropical-paradise vibe, Nosy Iranja consists of two smaller islands linked together by a narrow stretch of white sand.
Nosy Iranja is known for wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Zebubianco Tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Iranja day trip app.

Getting from Andasibe to Nosy Iranja by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) — 3 nights

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 parks, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Tsingy Rouge Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies, take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais, and head outdoors with Mer D'Emeraude.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nosy Iranja to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nosy Be.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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Nosy Be — 5 nights

Perfume Island

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.
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