46 days in Madagascar Itinerary

46 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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46 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  30​h
1
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
2
Morondava
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isalo
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Fianarantsoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ambalavao
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Toliara
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
8
Andasibe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Toamasina (Tamatave)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Mahajanga
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Nosy Tanihely
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
12
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
13
Nosy Be
— 6 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Santiago

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.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, shopping, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Lemurs' Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Sunni.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antananarivo online trip planner .

Santiago, Chile to Antananarivo is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. December in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Antananarivo

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

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 1st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar and then step off the mainland to explore Madagascar. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs and then steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Morondava route planning app .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Morondava in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

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

3
nights
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park ©
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Manambolo River.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Morondava to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park. You'll set off for Isalo on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Manambolo River ©
Manambolo River

3
nights
Isalo

Isalo
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Isalo vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Isalo. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Take a break from Fianarantsoa with a short trip to Centre ValBio Research Campus in Ranomafana, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranomafana National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Black pool, admire the landmark architecture of Carved balconies, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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You can drive from Isalo to Fianarantsoa in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Ambalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ambositra, Ranohira, Centre ValBio Research Campus
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Centre ValBio Research Campus ©
Centre ValBio Research Campus

3
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anja Reserve, trek along Il trekking del Camaleonte, and explore the activities along Natural pool.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ambalavao trip planner .

Getting from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Toliara.

Things to do in Ambalavao

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Anja Reserve ©
Anja Reserve
Parc National de l'Andringitra ©
Parc National de l'Andringitra

2
nights
Toliara

Toliara ©
Sightseeing in Toliara includes wandering through a botanical garden filled with interesting plants.
Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Antsokay Arboretum, stop by L'Univers de la Pierre, stroll through Honko Community-Based Mangrove Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Musee Cedratom.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Toliara day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ambalavao to Toliara takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

Things to do in Toliara

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Antsokay Arboretum ©
Antsokay Arboretum
Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa ©
Parc National de Tsimanampetsotsa
Musee Rabesandratana ©
Musee Rabesandratana

3
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Andasibe is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve, and take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Andasibe online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Toliara to Andasibe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Toamasina (Tamatave).

Things to do in Andasibe

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Vakona Private Reserve ©
Vakona Private Reserve
Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve

3
nights
Toamasina (Tamatave)

Toamasina (Tamatave) ©
Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French also Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. Toamasina (Tamatave) is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet, enjoy the sea views from Phare de l'Ile aux Prunes, experience rural life at La Palmeraie de l'Ivondro, and have fun at Club Nautique et de Tennis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toamasina (Tamatave) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Toamasina (Tamatave) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In January in Toamasina (Tamatave), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Toamasina (Tamatave)

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet, Musee de la Gendarmerie
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Musee de la Gendarmerie ©
Musee de la Gendarmerie
Parc Ivoloina ©
Parc Ivoloina

3
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.
Mahajanga is known for nature, beaches, parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Cirque Rouge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ankarafantsika National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Parc Reniala, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte d'Anjohibe.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahajanga tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Toamasina (Tamatave) to Mahajanga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Nosy Tanihely.

Things to do in Mahajanga

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cirque Rouge ©
Cirque Rouge
Antsanitia Beach ©
Antsanitia Beach
Ankarafantsika National Park ©
Ankarafantsika National Park

3
nights
Nosy Tanihely

Nosy Tanihely ©
Nosy Tanihely is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Tanikely.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Tanihely trip builder tool .

Fly from Mahajanga to Nosy Tanihely in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Nosy Tanihely

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nosy Tanikely ©
Nosy Tanikely

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Joffreville to see Amber Mountain National Park about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tsingy Rouge Park, stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, and hike along Les Trois Baies.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) route builder .

You can fly from Nosy Tanihely to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Amber Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Tsingy Rouge Park ©
Tsingy Rouge Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park

6
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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nosy Be vacation builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve ©
Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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