31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
2
Valencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Maracay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Caracas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Los Roques National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Margarita Island
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Ciudad Bolivar
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
9
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27 h
End: New York City

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). Kids will enjoy Laguna de Mucubaji and Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Museo Del Juguete Mario Calderon, and pick up some local products at Mercado Principal.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Merida visit website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Merida is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Merida due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Merida

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

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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque Fernando Penalver and Dunas. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Puerto Cabello to see Isla Larga about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Valencia and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Valencia.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Merida to Valencia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida to Valencia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Valencia sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maracay.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Parque Los Aviadores, head outdoors 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, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar, and then enjoy some music at Teatro de la Opera.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maracay tour app .

Drive from Valencia to Maracay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Valencia to Maracay, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Caracas.

Things to do in Maracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cepe- Choroni ©
Cepe- Choroni
Plaza Bolivar ©
Plaza Bolivar
Teatro de la Opera ©
Teatro de la Opera

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. There's much more to do: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, admire the masterpieces at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, kick back and relax at Playa Caribe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Menor Santa Capilla.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Caracas holiday planner.

Getting from Maracay to Caracas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to 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 ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), get outside with Cayo De Agua and then step off the mainland to explore Carenero Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes and then kick back and relax at Noronky Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Roques National Park route planner.

Getting from Caracas to Los Roques National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque Nacional Cerro el Copey, Waterland, Fortín La Galera, and other attractions. Attractions like Playa El Agua and Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Parque El Agua and head off the coast to El Farallon Isla Blanca.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Margarita Island online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. February in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. 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
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle ©
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle
Waterland ©
Waterland

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona is the capital of Anzoátegui State, Venezuela and was founded in 1671. Family-friendly places like Isla el Faro and Playa Puinare will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla de Plata (in Guanta) and Playa Punta La Cruz (in Puerto La Cruz). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Lido, cool off at Water Park Kariña, explore the ancient world of Casa Fuerte, and head outdoors with El Morro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Margarita Island in February, Barcelona is little chillier at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ciudad Bolivar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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nights
Ciudad Bolivar

Ciudad Bolivar ©
The capital of Bolivar State, Ciudad Bolivar (previously known as Angostura) offers a cocktail of cultural and natural highlights.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Orinoco, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad, and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Jesus Soto.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Bolivar vacation site .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Ciudad Bolivar takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Barcelona to Ciudad Bolivar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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

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

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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.
You've added Mt Roraima, Quebrada de Jaspe, Mirador El Oso, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Canaima National Park trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ciudad Bolivar to Canaima National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

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