57 days in Venezuela Itinerary

57 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Start: Boise
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Caracas
— 7 nights
Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cumana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Margarita Island
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Ciudad Guayana
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
+5
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
7
Merida
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
8
Coche Island
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  2 h
9
Valencia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Coro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
12
Maracaibo
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Boise

7
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Explore Caracas' surroundings by going to La Colonia Tovar (Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) & Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, don't miss a visit to Centro de Arte Los Galpones, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caribe, and stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Caracas online day trip planner.

Boise, USA to Caracas is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. Traveling from Boise to Caracas, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cumana.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

La Colonia Tovar, Playa Caribe, Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
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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 ©
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cumana: Lecheria (Playa Lido & El Morro) and Puerto La Cruz (Playa Puinare & Playa Punta La Cruz). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Ines, examine the collection at Casa Natal del Poeta Andres Eloy Blanco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Cumana.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cumana holiday maker tool.

Fly from Caracas to Cumana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Cumana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lecheria, Puerto La Cruz
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Playa Punta La Cruz ©
Playa Punta La Cruz
El Morro ©
El Morro
Iglesia Santa Ines ©
Iglesia Santa Ines

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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Playa el Yaque, don't miss a visit to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Parguito, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Margarita Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cumana to Margarita Island takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Margarita Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time 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

3
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.
Ciudad Guayana is known for nature, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Llovizna Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen del Valle, buy something for everyone on your list at Orinokia mall, and head outdoors with CTE Cachamay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Guayana trip planning website.

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; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Orinoco River
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La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
CTE Cachamay ©
CTE Cachamay
Orinoco River ©
Orinoco River

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. 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Canaima National Park journey planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi

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: get outside with Cayo De Agua, head off the coast to Augustin, kick back and relax at Noronky Beach, and delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Roques National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Merida.

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

7
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.
Step out of Merida to go to Bailadores and see La Cascada de la India Caru, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Mucubaji, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Merida, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Merida.

Plan my day in Merida using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Merida in 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 on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

La Cascada de la India Caru
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Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Los Aleros ©
Los Aleros

1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coche Island trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Merida to Coche Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Coche Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Coche Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

4
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
The capital city of Carabobo State, Valencia represents one of Venezuela's main economic hubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Isla Larga (in Puerto Cabello) and Maracay (Playa de Cuyagua, Museo Aeronautico de Maracay, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque Fernando Penalver, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Valencia, get outside with La Tienda de Buceo C.A., and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Valencia.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia day trip app.

Getting from Coche Island to Valencia by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March in Valencia, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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
La Tienda de Buceo C.A. ©
La Tienda de Buceo C.A.

2
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Cayo Sombrero and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mero. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Refuge Cuare and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chichiriviche route planner.

Getting from Valencia to Chichiriviche by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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: head outdoors with Medanos de Coro, pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente, ponder the world of politics at Old Customs of La Vela de Coro, and see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coro trip builder.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Coro in 3 hours. In March in Coro, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro ©
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro

6
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Barbara, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco de Asis.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maracaibo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coro to Maracaibo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Maracaibo, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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