15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Andasibe
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Morondava
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Antananarivo
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ambaro Ranch. There's much more to do: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, and step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip itinerary planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Nosy Be is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Nosy Be, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mer D'Emeraude and Amber Mountain National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montagne des Francais and Plage de Ramena. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, and try your luck at Grand Cercle de Diego.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Andasibe.

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
Montagne des Francais ©
Montagne des Francais
Plage de Ramena ©
Plage de Ramena

2
nights
Andasibe

Andasibe ©
When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Reserve of Perinet) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve and then take a peaceful walk through Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Andasibe online road trip planner .

Getting from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morondava.

Things to do in Andasibe

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Analamazaotra Special Reserve ©
Analamazaotra Special Reserve
The Mitsinjo Reserve ©
The Mitsinjo Reserve

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.
On the 1st (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Madagascar, steep yourself in history at Ankevo Hamlets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Morondava attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Morondava takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Morondava

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

4
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 Ambohimanga. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar and Maison de Jean Laborde. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, explore the historical opulence of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, and experience rural life at Croc Farm.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo journey planner.

Getting from Morondava to Antananarivo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Antananarivo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antananarivo

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

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