15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)
— 3 nights
Fly to Antananarivo, Taxi to Andasibe
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Nosy Be — 2 nights

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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ambaro Ranch. There's much more to do: stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nosy Be is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Nosy Be is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) — 3 nights

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 Mer D'Emeraude and Montagne des Francais. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amber Mountain National Park and Windsor Castle. There's more to do: shop like a local with Societe Tropicale Miniere.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) holiday planner.

Getting from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 3 hours. In August in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Andasibe.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Andasibe — 2 nights

When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mitsinjo Reserve and then stroll around Analamazaotra Special Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Andasibe trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Andasibe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Morondava.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Morondava — 2 nights

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 (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenue of the Baobabs. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirindy Forest Morondava Madagascar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Morondava trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Andasibe to Morondava in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antananarivo.
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Antananarivo — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic and Ambohimanga. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo and Maison de Jean Laborde. And it doesn't end there: walk around Lemurs' Park, step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine, meet the residents at Croc Farm, and explore the galleries of Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo trip planner.

You can drive from Morondava to Antananarivo in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Antananarivo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Madagascar travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.