53 days in Venezuela Itinerary

53 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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1
Margarita Island
— 7 nights
2
Araya
— 1 night
3
Cumana
— 2 nights
4
La Colonia Tovar
— 1 night
5
Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
6
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
7
Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
8
Coche Island
— 1 night
9
San Cristobal
— 2 nights
10
Merida
— 5 nights
11
Guanare
— 1 night
12
Maracaibo
— 5 nights
13
Coro
— 3 nights
14
Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
15
Maracay
— 3 nights
16
Caracas
— 8 nights

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and Castillo de Santa Rosa. Fortín La Galera and Museo Marino de Margarita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Margarita Island to go to Barquisimeto and see Centro Sambil Barquisimeto, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Laguna de la Restinga, kick back and relax at Playa el Yaque, observe the fascinating underwater world at Waterland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Margarita Island sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, things will get warmer in Margarita Island: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Araya.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Sambil Barquisimeto
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Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle ©
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle
Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Catedral Nuestra Senora ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora

1
night
Araya

Araya ©
Araya is a town located on Venezuela's Caribbean coast, on the easternmost extremity of the Araya Peninsula.Araya FortressThe Araya Fortress is a beige-brown stone masonry fortification. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Araya Castle and then kick back and relax at Playa El Castillo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Araya online day trip planner.

Drive from Margarita Island to Araya in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Araya due to the time zone difference. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cumana.

Things to do in Araya

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Playa El Castillo ©
Playa El Castillo

2
nights
Cumana

Cumana ©
Sucre State's capital and one of the first areas settled by Europeans in mainland America, Cumana combines interesting historical attractions and the pleasant scenery of Venezuela's Caribbean coast.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Ines, thenget engrossed in the history at Casa Natal del Poeta Andres Eloy Blanco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Cumana. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Arapito, kick back and relax at Playa Quetepe, and then don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cumana online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Araya to Cumana takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Colonia Tovar.

Things to do in Cumana

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Iglesia Santa Ines ©
Iglesia Santa Ines
Catedral de Cumana ©
Catedral de Cumana
Museo Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho ©
Museo Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho

1
night
La Colonia Tovar

La Colonia Tovar ©
A little slice of 19th-century Deutschland in Venezuela, La Colonia Tovar presents visitors with a cultural paradox of Old World alpine Germany set by the Caribbean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Benitz, thensample the tasty concoctions at Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin).

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Fly from Cumana to La Colonia Tovar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in La Colonia Tovar

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Cerveceria Benitz ©
Cerveceria Benitz
Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) ©
Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar)

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, head off the coast to Sebastopol, enjoy the sand and surf at Noronky Beach, and head outdoors with Cayo De Agua.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Roques National Park trip planner.

Getting from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui

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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. And it doesn't end there: 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Canaima National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
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Angel Falls ©
Angel Falls
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru

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 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen del Valle, and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo del Caroní. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with CTE Cachamay, contemplate the waterfront views at Orinoco River, and then head outdoors with Parque Cachamay.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Guayana online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Ciudad Guayana with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Orinoco River
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La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
Iglesia Virgen del Valle ©
Iglesia Virgen del Valle
Ecomuseo del Caroní ©
Ecomuseo del Caroní

1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
On the 30th (Fri), head outdoors with Coche Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coche Island route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ciudad Guayana to Coche Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Guayana to Coche Island. October in Coche Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Coche Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

2
nights
San Cristobal

San Cristobal ©
Located on the Pan-American Highway, San Cristobal lies tucked in a mountainous region and serves as the capital of the state of Tachira.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of San Cristobal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Chorro el Indio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): walk around Parque Cerro El Cristo and then make a trip to Peribeca.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Cristobal sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Coche Island to San Cristobal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coche Island in October, expect nights in San Cristobal to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion, Parque Cerro El Cristo
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Parque Cerro El Cristo ©
Parque Cerro El Cristo
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion ©
The Cathedral of San Cristobal ©
The Cathedral of San Cristobal

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stone Chapel and Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo. Go for a jaunt from Merida to Mucuchies to see Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada, examine the collection at Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Merida, get in on the family fun at La Venezuela de Antier, and identify plant and animal life at Paramo la Culata.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Merida travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Cristobal to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cristobal to Merida due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guanare.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato, Laguna Victoria
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Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Stone Chapel ©
Stone Chapel
Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo ©
Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo

1
night
Guanare

Guanare ©
Guanare is the capital and most populated city of Portuguesa State, Venezuela. On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Votivo Nacional Nuestra Senora de Coromoto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Coromoto.

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

Traveling by car from Merida to Guanare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Guanare

Historic Sites
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5
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.
Visit Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá and Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo. and Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Barbara, browse the different shops at Sambil Maracaibo, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Carabobo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maracaibo trip planning app.

Drive from Guanare to Maracaibo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Guanare to Maracaibo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Maracaibo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Iglesia de Santa Barbara ©
Iglesia de Santa Barbara
Iglesia San Francisco de Asis ©
Iglesia San Francisco de Asis

3
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medanos de Coro and Museo Guadalupano. Get some historical perspective at Plaza San Clemente and Iglesia San Francisco. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, make a trip to Casa del Sol, admire the striking features of Old Customs of La Vela de Coro, and head outdoors with Cataratas de Hueque.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maracaibo to Coro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Coro, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro ©
Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro

2
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mero and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Refuge Cuare, and then kick back and relax at Cayo Muerto.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chichiriviche vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Coro to Chichiriviche takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Maracay.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Valencia and Museo Aeronautico de Maracay. Change things up with these side-trips from Maracay: Valencia (Parroquia La Purisima, Dunas, &more) and Isla Larga (in Puerto Cabello). There's much more to do: get outside with Cepe- Choroni, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, and stroll around Plaza Bolivar.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maracay online vacation builder.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Maracay in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caracas.

Things to do in Maracay

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valencia, Isla Larga
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Isla Larga ©
Isla Larga
Catedral de Valencia ©
Catedral de Valencia
Parroquia La Purisima ©
Parroquia La Purisima

8
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Iglesia de San Francisco and Panteon Nacional will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural and Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar. Step out of Caracas with an excursion to Villa Teola in Los Teques--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and examine the collection at Museo Sacro de Caracas.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Caracas trip planner.

Getting from Maracay to Caracas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Teola, Playa Caribe
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Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural ©
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural

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