37 days in Madagascar Itinerary

37 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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37 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  22​h
1
Nosy Be
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Antananarivo
— 6 nights
4
Morondava
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Tolanaro
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
7
Andasibe
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Maroantsetra
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Dublin

3
nights
Nosy Be

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ambaro Ranch and Nosy Sakatia. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, and step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be road trip planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Nosy Be is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Nosy Be, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in September, you will find days in Nosy Be are much hotter (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mer D'Emeraude and Plage de Ramena. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amber Mountain National Park and Societe Tropicale Miniere. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Montagne de Francais, try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, and walk around Tsingy Rouge Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Amber Mountain National Park, Plage de Ramena
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Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Lemurs' Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Traces. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, view the masterpieces at Is´art Galerie, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Faravohitra, and stroll through Parc Tsarasaotra.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Antananarivo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Antananarivo is a bit cooler than Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic ©

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Avenue of the Baobabs and Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. Step off the beaten path and head to Madagascar and Ankevo Hamlets.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Morondava trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. On the 14th (Mon), you're off toTsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Morondava

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

4
nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and Manambolo River.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. You will leave for Tolanaro on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
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Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

3
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lokaro Beach and Berenty Private Reserve. Visiting Nahampoana Reserve and Sainte Luce Reserve will get you outdoors.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tolanaro route builder tool .

Fly from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Tolanaro in 7.5 hours. In October in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Tolanaro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sainte Luce Reserve
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Nahampoana Reserve ©
Nahampoana Reserve
Sainte Luce Reserve ©
Sainte Luce Reserve
Parc National d'Andohahela ©
Parc National d'Andohahela

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Step off the beaten path and head to Analamazaotra Special Reserve and The Mitsinjo Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and Vakona Private Reserve. Step out of Andasibe with an excursion to Pereyras Nature Farm in Marozevo--about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Andasibe online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Tolanaro to Andasibe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maroantsetra.

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Masoala National Park and Farankaraina Tropical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Nosy Mangabe and Destination Masoala. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Maroantsetra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Maroantsetra travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Maroantsetra takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Maroantsetra

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Masoala National Park ©
Masoala National Park
Nosy Mangabe ©
Nosy Mangabe
Maroantsetra ©
Maroantsetra

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