42 days in Madagascar, Anguilla & Niue Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Nosy Be
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 6 nights
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
— 6 nights
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Fly to Tamatave, Bus to Soanierana Ivongo, Ferry to Nosy Boraha
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Nosy Boraha, Madagascar
— 5 nights
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Tolanaro, Madagascar
— 6 nights
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The Valley, Anguilla
— 8 nights
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Alofi, Niue
— 7 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Bathurst

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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 6 nights

Perfume Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oceane's Dream and Mont Passot. Visiting Nosy Fanihy and Lokobe Nature Special Reserve will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land, and head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be online trip itinerary maker.

Bathurst, Australia to Nosy Be is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bathurst to Nosy Be is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bathurst in March: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montagne des Francais and Amber Mountain National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Mer D'Emeraude and Les Trois Baies. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage de Ramena, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, don't miss a visit to Jardin Tropical, and see what you can catch with Mad'avia Tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 3 hours. March in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Nosy Boraha.
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Nosy Boraha, Madagascar — 5 nights

St. Mary's Island

Once a retreat for some of history's most notorious pirates, including William Kidd, Robert Culliford, and Olivier Levasseur, the serene and tranquil island of Nosy Boraha, or St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bora Dive & Research and Piscine Naturelle d’Ambodiatafana. It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Princesse Bora Jungle Spa and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pirate Cemetery on Nosy Boraha.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nosy Boraha trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Boraha in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Nosy Boraha. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Tolanaro.
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Tolanaro, Madagascar — 6 nights

Tolanaro lures tourists with its exceptional scenery, endemic wildlife, clean beaches, and delicious seafood.
Take a break from the city and head to Nahampoana Reserve and Domaine de la Cascade. Explore hidden gems such as Lokaro Beach and Parc National d'Andohahela. Take a break from Tolanaro with a short trip to Sainte Luce Reserve in Toliara, about 1h 5 min away.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tolanaro route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Boraha to Tolanaro takes 8 hours. In March in Tolanaro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to The Valley.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip

The Valley, Anguilla — 8 nights

The Valley is the capital of Anguilla, one of its fourteen districts, and the main "town" on the island., it had a population of 1,067.HistoryHistorical landmarksThe Valley has few examples of colonial architecture due to the relocation of Anguilla's administration to St. Get in touch with nature at Little Bay and Crocus Bay Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandy Ground Beach and Maundays Bay. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Irie Life, head off the coast to Scilly Cay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the exhibits of Phoenix Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our The Valley travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tolanaro to The Valley. Traveling from Tolanaro to The Valley, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in The Valley are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alofi.
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Alofi, Niue — 7 nights

Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue, which is located within the Realm of New Zealand. Discover out-of-the-way places like Limu Pools and Utuko Beach. Get outdoors at Hio Beach and Matapa Chasm. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Talava Arches, stroll through Opaahi Landing, and browse the different shops at Commercial Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alofi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from The Valley to Alofi. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from The Valley to Alofi due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Madagascar travel guide

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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.
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Anguilla travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Islands · Swim with Dolphins
A peaceful set of islands with a pristine, bespoke tourism infrastructure, Anguilla offers a restful vacation for beach-lovers, honeymooners, and diving enthusiasts. A scattering of historic attractions in Anguilla stand as testament to the native and colonial histories of the set of paradisal islands, but the focus here lies much more on coastlines rather than timelines. The beaches of Anguilla remain relatively untouched, allowing the scenery to speak for itself. However, this is no back-to-basics place, with whatever tourist developments there are being made to luxury standards, and priced accordingly.
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Niue travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Walking Areas
One of the world's tiniest independent nations, Niue packs plenty of appeal for bold explorers. A trip to Niue reveals rugged terrain--you'll need a good pair of hiking boots to climb and walk to some of the island's top attractions. Guided tours abound, but you can always rent a motorcycle of bicycle and set off on your own. If you're into active vacations, consider making your holiday in Niue all about caving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, or kayaking.
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