45 days in Madagascar Itinerary

45 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Antananarivo
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 h 45 min
3
Mahajanga
— 4 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
4
Andasibe
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 15 min
5
Maroantsetra
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Taxi:  13 h
6
Ambalavao
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
7
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Tolanaro
— 2 nights
Drive:  27 h
9
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Analavory
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
11
Sakaraha
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Toliara
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
13
Toamasina (Tamatave)
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
14
Antsirabe
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
15
Morondava
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
End: Antananarivo

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ambaro Ranch and Nosy Fanihy. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mont Passot. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be sightseeing planner.

Antananarivo to Nosy Be is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antananarivo in May: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ankarana Special Reserve as well as Tsingy Rouge Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mer D'Emeraude and Grand Cercle de Diego. Escape the urban bustle at Amber Mountain National Park and Montagne des Francais. It doesn't end there: trek along Les Trois Baies and kick back and relax at Plage de Ramena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 1.5 hours. May in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

4
nights
Mahajanga

Mahajanga ©
The small city of Mahajanga provides lots of sandy beaches lined with palm trees and is known for its restaurants serving various specialties.
Visiting Antsanitia Beach and Grotte d'Anjohibe will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cirque Rouge and Soma Beach. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Katsepy, explore the activities along Lac Sacre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Parc Reniala.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mahajanga online itinerary maker.

Fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Mahajanga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Mahajanga are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll set off for Andasibe on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks Nature Beaches
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Antsanitia Beach ©
Antsanitia Beach
Cirque Rouge ©
Cirque Rouge
Lac Sacre ©
Lac Sacre

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Analamazaotra Special Reserve and V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to The Mitsinjo Reserve and Vakona Private Reserve. Take a break from Andasibe with a short trip to Musee de la Gendarmerie in Moramanga, about 1h 05 min away.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mahajanga to Andasibe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maroantsetra.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Musee de la Gendarmerie
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve ©
V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve

3
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Masoala National Park and Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Farankaraina Tropical Park and Destination Masoala.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maroantsetra tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Maroantsetra in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Maroantsetra

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Masoala National Park ©
Masoala National Park
Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve ©
Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve
Destination Masoala ©
Destination Masoala

2
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranomafana National Park as well as Cattedrale Di Ambozontany. Get in touch with nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra and Il trekking del Camaleonte. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve and walk around Natural pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ambalavao itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Maroantsetra to Ambalavao takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Fianarantsoa
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra
Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

1
night
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Manambolo River.

Discover how to plan a Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ambalavao to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tolanaro.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve ©
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

2
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Escape the urban bustle at Lokaro Beach and Nahampoana Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Domaine de la Cascade and Arboretum of Ranopiso. There's more to do: walk around Parc National d'Andohahela.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tolanaro day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Tolanaro in 7.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You'll set off for Antananarivo on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve
Parc National d'Andohahela ©
Parc National d'Andohahela

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo and Is´art Galerie. Get outdoors at Ambohimanga and Parc Tsarasaotra. Step out of Antananarivo to go to Ambohidratrimo and see Ambohitantely Special Reserve, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, ponder the world of politics at Ambohitsorohitra Palace, get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, and steep yourself in history at Maison de Jean Laborde.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tolanaro to Antananarivo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tolanaro in May, expect Antananarivo to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Analavory.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ambohitantely Special Reserve
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Is´art Galerie ©
Is´art Galerie

2
nights
Analavory

Analavory ©
You've now added Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Geysers Froid and then take in the natural beauty of Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Analavory road trip planner.

Drive from Antananarivo to Analavory in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will leave for Sakaraha on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Analavory

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory ©
Geysers d'Andranomandroatra Analavory

1
night
Sakaraha

Sakaraha ©
Sakaraha is a town and municipality in Atsimo-Andrefana Region, south-western Madagascar.On 31 January 2007, Saudi terrorist Mohammed Jamal Khalifa was murdered by 25 to 30 armed men while visiting a gemstone mine he owned in Sakamilko, near the town of Sakaraha. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isalo National Park as well as Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Isalo National Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sakaraha tour planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Analavory to Sakaraha with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Toliara.

Things to do in Sakaraha

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa, Isalo National Park
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa ©
Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa
Isalo National Park ©
Isalo National Park

2
nights
Toliara

Toliara ©
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sainte Luce Reserve as well as Antsokay Arboretum. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sainte Luce Reserve, stroll through Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Musee Rabesandratana, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Cedratom.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toliara route tool.

You can drive from Sakaraha to Toliara in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Toamasina (Tamatave).

Things to do in Toliara

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Antsokay Arboretum ©
Antsokay Arboretum
Sainte Luce Reserve ©
Sainte Luce Reserve
Musee Rabesandratana ©
Musee Rabesandratana

2
nights
Toamasina (Tamatave)

Toamasina (Tamatave) ©
You've now added Fort Manda to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Manda, then enjoy the sea views from Phare de l'Ile aux Prunes, and then look for gifts at Nulle Part Ailleurs.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toamasina (Tamatave) online vacation planner.

You can fly from Toliara to Toamasina (Tamatave) in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Antsirabe.

Things to do in Toamasina (Tamatave)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Manda ©
Fort Manda
Parc Ivoloina ©
Parc Ivoloina

3
nights
Antsirabe

Antsirabe ©
Once a colonial retreat hotspot, Antsirabe boasts the architectural remnants of that period with cathedrals, hotels, and villas.
You've now added Lac Tritriva to your itinerary. On the 9th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument, look for gifts at Boutique Fon'Ala, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Tritriva. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antsirabe Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Carved balconies.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antsirabe road trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Toamasina (Tamatave) to Antsirabe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antsirabe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ambositra
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Antsirabe Cathedral ©
Antsirabe Cathedral
Lac Tritriva ©
Lac Tritriva
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument ©
Fahaleovantena Tribes Monument

3
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.
You've now added Avenue of the Baobabs to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets and then take a peaceful walk through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs.

Before you visit Morondava, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Antsirabe to Morondava takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar
Ankevo Hamlets ©
Ankevo Hamlets

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