11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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11 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  32​h
1
Antananarivo
— 1 day
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
4
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Nosy Tanihely
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
6
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Chicago

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, make a trip to Independence Avenue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and finally experience rural life at Croc Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo holiday planning tool .

Chicago, USA to Antananarivo is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Chicago to Antananarivo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Antananarivo at 81°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Croc Farm ©
Croc Farm

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 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ankevo Hamlets and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Avenue of the Baobabs and then head off the coast to Madagascar.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Antananarivo to Morondava takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Morondava

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Avenue of the Baobabs ©
Avenue of the Baobabs
Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar ©
Madagascar ©
Madagascar

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night
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Manambolo River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park tour site .

Explore your travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

1
night
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Andasibe attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Andasibe takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve

1
night
Nosy Tanihely

Nosy Tanihely ©
On the 18th (Fri), head off the coast to Nosy Tanikely.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nosy Tanihely trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Nosy Tanihely in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Nosy Tanihely, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Parks Nature
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Nosy Tanikely ©
Nosy Tanikely

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.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Tanihely to Nosy Be with the Route module. In October in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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