59 days in Madagascar Itinerary

59 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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59 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch, and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be road trip planner .

Entebbe, Uganda to Nosy Be is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Entebbe in August, expect nights in Nosy Be to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Amber Mountain National Park and Plage de Ramena. There's lots more to do: stroll through Les Trois Baies, stop by Societe Tropicale Miniere, explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, and go for a walk through The three bays.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Mahajanga.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amber Mountain National Park, Plage de Ramena
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Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Antsanitia Beach and Cirque Rouge. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ankarafantsika National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Parc Reniala, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Sacre, and kick back and relax at Soma Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mahajanga travel planner.

Fly from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Mahajanga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toamasina (Tamatave).

Things to do in Mahajanga

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

4
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. Get some historical perspective at Fort Manda and Phare de l'Ile aux Prunes. Get in touch with nature at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet and Parc Ivoloina. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Nulle Part Ailleurs, relax in the rural setting at La Palmeraie de l'Ivondro, and enjoy some diversion at Club Nautique et de Tennis.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Toamasina (Tamatave) journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Mahajanga to Toamasina (Tamatave) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mahajanga in August: highs in Toamasina (Tamatave) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toAndasibe.

Things to do in Toamasina (Tamatave)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Reserve of Perinet
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Parc Ivoloina ©
Parc Ivoloina
Fort Manda ©
Fort Manda

5
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Take a break from the city and head to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and The Mitsinjo Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Vakona Private Reserve, explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, and take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Andasibe road trip site .

You can drive from Toamasina (Tamatave) to Andasibe in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Moramanga.

Things to do in Andasibe

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

4
nights
Moramanga

Moramanga
Moramanga is a city in Madagascar.Between the capital city Antananarivo and the east coast. To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moramanga vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Andasibe to Moramanga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Tolanaro on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Moramanga

Museums
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4
nights
Tolanaro

Tolanaro ©
Get outdoors at Lokaro Beach and Nahampoana Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Sainte Luce Reserve in Toliara (about 1h 05 min away).

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tolanaro trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Moramanga to Tolanaro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tolanaro when traveling from Moramanga in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fianarantsoa.

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
Fianarantsoa

Fianarantsoa ©
The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Get in touch with nature at Ranomafana National Park and Black pool. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Labo photo Pierrot Men and Cattedrale Di Ambozontany. Change things up with these side-trips from Fianarantsoa: Ranomafana (Ranomafana Arboretum & Centre ValBio Research Campus). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Blue pool, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and make a trip to Carved balconies.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fianarantsoa vacation builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tolanaro to Fianarantsoa in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toAmbalavao.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ranohira, Ambositra, Ranomafana
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Ranomafana National Park ©
Ranomafana National Park
Blue pool ©
Blue pool
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany ©
Cattedrale Di Ambozontany

4
nights
Ambalavao

Ambalavao ©
Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Visiting Anja Reserve and Il trekking del Camaleonte will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc National de l'Andringitra. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Natural pool.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ambalavao trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Fianarantsoa to Ambalavao takes 1.5 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Isalo.

Things to do in Ambalavao

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

2
nights
Isalo

Isalo
Isalo is a town and commune in Madagascar. To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isalo trip planner .

Drive from Ambalavao to Isalo in 9 hours. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

Things to do in Isalo

Nature Parks
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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.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Isalo to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toMorondava.

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Avenue of the Baobabs and Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Madagascar and steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Morondava trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Morondava with the Route module. You'll set off for Antananarivo on the 20th (Fri).

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

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ambohimanga and Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Is´art Galerie. When in Antananarivo, make a side trip to see Ambohitantely Special Reserve in Ambohidratrimo, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Faravohitra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Sunni, and experience rural life at Croc Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antananarivo trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Morondava to Antananarivo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Antananarivo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ambohitantely Special Reserve
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©

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