31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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1
Merida
— 3 nights
2
Valencia
— 3 nights
3
Maracay
— 2 nights
4
Caracas
— 3 nights
5
Los Roques National Park
— 2 nights
6
Margarita Island
— 4 nights
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
8
Ciudad Bolivar
— 2 nights
9
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
An affluent and forward-thinking Andean city, Merida gives good access to a range of outdoor sights and experiences, while itself having a bustling and entertaining urban core.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardin Botanico de Merida as well as Plaza Bolivar (Merida). Bring the kids along to Laguna de Mucubaji and Fundacion Museo Del Juguete Mario Calderon. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Principal, and get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Merida travel route planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Merida is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Merida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla ©
Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
The capital city of Carabobo State, Valencia represents one of Venezuela's main economic hubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna de Yapascua, Parque Nacional Morrocoy and Catedral de Valencia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque Fernando Penalver and Museo de Arte Valencia. Step out of Valencia with an excursion to Isla Larga in Puerto Cabello--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Dunas and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Valencia.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Valencia in 8 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Valencia due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Valencia are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Maracay.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Cabello, Parque Nacional Morrocoy
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Aquarium de Valencia ©
Aquarium de Valencia
Parque Fernando Penalver ©
Parque Fernando Penalver
Dunas ©
Dunas

2
nights
Maracay

Maracay ©
The capital of the state of Aragua, Maracay serves as an ideal place to load up on supplies before continuing on to the tropical Caribbean beaches sitting just to the north.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teatro de la Opera, Plaza Bolivar and Catedral de Maracay. On the 8th (Sat), look for gifts at Parque Los Aviadores, thenget outside with Cepe- Choroni, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Maracay. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Grande, admire all the interesting features of Plaza Bolivar, and then listen to music at Teatro de la Opera.

Start your trip to Maracay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Valencia to Maracay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valencia to Maracay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Caracas.

Things to do in Maracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cepe- Choroni ©
Cepe- Choroni
Parque Los Aviadores ©
Parque Los Aviadores
Plaza Bolivar ©
Plaza Bolivar

3
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hacienda La Vega as well as Plaza Bolivar. Attractions like Parque Nacional el Avila and Playa Caribe make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Las Mercedes, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Caracas itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Maracay to Caracas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Caribe
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Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park ©
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural ©
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural

2
nights
Los Roques National Park

Los Roques National Park ©
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head off the coast to Cayo De Agua and then step off the mainland to explore Carenero Island. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes and then head outdoors with Noronky Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Roques National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Los Roques National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Noronky Beach ©
Noronky Beach
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes

4
nights
Margarita Island

Margarita Island ©
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
You've added Parque Nacional Cerro el Copey, Waterland, Fortín La Galera, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Playa El Agua and Parque El Agua make great kid-friendly stops. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and explore the striking landscape at El Farallon Isla Blanca.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Margarita Island using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island takes 6 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Margarita Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua
Parque El Agua ©
Parque El Agua
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle ©
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona is the capital of Anzoátegui State, Venezuela and was founded in 1671. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Isla el Faro and Playa Punta La Cruz. Change things up with a short trip to Isla de Plata in Guanta (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: get outside with Playa Puinare, kick back and relax at Playa Lido, delve into the distant past at Casa Fuerte, and cool off at Water Park Kariña.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning website.

Drive from Margarita Island to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Margarita Island in February, with lows around °F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ciudad Bolivar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto La Cruz, Lecheria, Isla de Plata, Water Park Kariña
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Isla el Faro ©
Isla el Faro
Playa Punta La Cruz ©
Playa Punta La Cruz
El Morro ©
El Morro

2
nights
Ciudad Bolivar

Ciudad Bolivar ©
The capital of Bolivar State, Ciudad Bolivar (previously known as Angostura) offers a cocktail of cultural and natural highlights.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Paseo Orinoco, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Jesus Soto.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Bolivar online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Ciudad Bolivar takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Ciudad Bolivar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Ciudad Bolivar

Nature Museums Parks
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Salto Para ©
Salto Para
Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad ©
Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad
Museo de Arte Jesus Soto ©
Museo de Arte Jesus Soto

5
nights
Canaima National Park

Canaima National Park ©
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Roraima, Quebrada de Jaspe, Mirador El Oso, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canaima National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Bolivar to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
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Mt Roraima ©
Mt Roraima
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Sapo ©
Sapo

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