36 days in Venezuela Itinerary

36 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Caracas
— 5 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Coro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Chichiriviche
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Merida
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Margarita Island
— 8 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
8
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
9
Pantono
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Newark

5
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Caracas is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, admire the striking features of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, wander the streets of Plaza de Altamira, and walk around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Caracas day trip tool.

Newark, USA to Caracas is an approximately 11- hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Caracas due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Coro.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Caribe
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park ©
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas ©
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

2
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente, head outdoors with Medanos de Coro, then don't miss a visit to Juan de Ampies Square, and finally make a trip to Casa del Sol.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coro day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Caracas to Coro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Coro, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Casa del Sol ©
Casa del Sol

1
night
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get outside with Cayo Sombrero.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chichiriviche travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Coro to Chichiriviche by car takes about 3 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero

5
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.
Los Roques National Park is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Madrisqui, explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, head off the coast to Cayo De Agua, and don't miss a visit to El Palafito.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Roques National Park holiday planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Chichiriviche to Los Roques National Park in 5.5 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merida.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes

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.
Merida is known for nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Sierra Nevada, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar (Merida), get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, and explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Merida takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Roques National Park to Merida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Jardin Botanico de Merida ©
Jardin Botanico de Merida

8
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.
Step out of Margarita Island with an excursion to Coche Beach in Coche Island--about 2h 30 min away. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Agua, don't miss a visit to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, head outdoors with Playa el Yaque, and stop by Sambil Margarita.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Margarita Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Merida to Margarita Island takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Merida to Margarita Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coche Beach
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque

2
nights
Ciudad Guayana

Ciudad Guayana ©
Located on the Orinoco River, Ciudad Guayana represents one of Venezuela's fastest-growing cities, with plenty of natural and man-made highlights on offer.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park and then catch a live event at Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ciudad Guayana tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay ©
Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay

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.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Pauji.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Canaima National Park trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pantono.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
El Pauji ©
El Pauji

3
nights
Pantono

Pantono ©
Step out of Pantono with an excursion to Playa Medina in Los Altos de Sucre--about 1h 40 min away.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pantono trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Canaima National Park to Pantono in 11.5 hours. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pantono

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cave of Guacharo, Playa Medina
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cave of Guacharo ©
Cave of Guacharo
Playa Medina ©
Playa Medina
Las Aguas de Moises ©
Las Aguas de Moises

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