44 days in Venezuela Itinerary

44 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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44 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Margarita Island
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Coche Island
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Valencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Coro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Maracaibo
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Merida
— 5 nights
+4
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
10
Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Caracas
— 6 nights
Foot + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: New York City

6
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.
Margarita Island is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga, kick back and relax at Playa el Yaque, make a splash at Parque El Agua, and head outdoors with Playa El Agua.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Margarita Island trip itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Margarita Island. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Margarita Island at 90°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Llovizna Park and then browse the different shops at Orinokia mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): head outdoors with CTE Cachamay and then head outdoors with Parque Cachamay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ciudad Guayana trip builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Parks Outdoors Nature
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La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
CTE Cachamay ©
CTE Cachamay
Parque Cachamay ©
Parque Cachamay

6
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 and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, take in panoramic vistas at Mirador El Oso, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canaima National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Coche Island.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi

1
day
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coche Island trip maker website .

Getting from Canaima National Park to Coche Island by flight takes about 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Coche Island due to the time zone difference. January in Coche Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
The capital city of Carabobo State, Valencia represents one of Venezuela's main economic hubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maracay (Museo Aeronautico de Maracay, Playa Grande, & more) and Isla Larga (in Puerto Cabello). There's much more to do: walk around Parque Fernando Penalver, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Valencia, and get in on the family fun at Dunas.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Coche Island to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Coche Island in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 71°F in Valencia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maracay, Isla Larga
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Parque Fernando Penalver ©
Parque Fernando Penalver
Isla Larga ©
Isla Larga
Dunas ©
Dunas

2
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cayo Sombrero and then kick back and relax at Playa Mero. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Refuge Cuare and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Morrocoy.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chichiriviche travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Valencia to Chichiriviche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Mero, Parque Nacional Morrocoy
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Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero
Playa Mero ©
Playa Mero

3
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Coro is known for outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Medanos de Coro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plaza San Clemente, see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs of La Vela de Coro.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coro day trip website .

Getting from Chichiriviche to Coro by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Cataratas de Hueque ©
Cataratas de Hueque

4
nights
Maracaibo

Maracaibo ©
Home to more than 2 million residents, Maracaibo boasts giant shopping malls and attractive parks, as well as a modern skyline that hugs the shore of an eponymous lake.
Maracaibo is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Barbara, and walk around La vereda del lago Maracaibo.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maracaibo tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Coro to Maracaibo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Maracaibo, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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5
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, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, don't miss a visit to Los Aleros, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Merida trip builder .

Traveling by car from Maracaibo to Merida takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maracaibo to Merida. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Shopping
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Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Jardin Botanico de Merida ©
Jardin Botanico de Merida

4
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, wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Cayo De Agua, kick back and relax at Noronky Beach, delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, and head outdoors with Madrisqui.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Merida to Los Roques National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Merida to Los Roques National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Crasqui ©
Crasqui

6
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Go for a jaunt from Caracas to Los Teques to see Villa Teola about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, stop by La Praline Chocolatier, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caribe, and don't miss a visit to Centro de Arte Los Galpones.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Caracas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Caracas takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Teola, Playa Caribe
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Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park ©

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