16 days in Madagascar Itinerary

16 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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16 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Antananarivo
— 2 nights
2
Morondava
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Ambalavao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fianarantsoa
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  9​h 30​min
5
Andasibe
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
7
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Zurich

2
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: stroll around Lemurs' Park, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Sunni, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Antananarivo is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zurich to Antananarivo. Traveling from Zurich in November, things will get much hotter in Antananarivo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar, steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs.

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Getting from Antananarivo to Morondava by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Morondava

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

1
night
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Anja Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Morondava to Ambalavao in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Anja Reserve ©
Anja Reserve
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

1
night
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 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Blue pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa trip planning website .

Getting from Ambalavao to Fianarantsoa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blue pool
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool

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 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Andasibe trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Fianarantsoa to Andasibe takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego and then walk around Tsingy Rouge Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Trois Baies, and then stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be journey maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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