58 days in Bucaramanga & Venezuela Itinerary

58 days in Bucaramanga & Venezuela Itinerary

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58 days in Bucaramanga & Venezuela Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Bucaramanga, Colombia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
2
Merida, Venezuela
— 7 nights
Bus:  8 h 45 min
3
Maracaibo, Venezuela
— 6 nights
Bus:  19 h 30 min
4
Coro, Venezuela
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  11 h 30 min
5
Tucacas, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Caracas, Venezuela
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Coche Island, Venezuela
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Bus:  20 h 45 min
10
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
11
Canaima National Park, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
12
Bucaramanga, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Dallas, United States

2
nights
Bucaramanga, Colombia

Bucaramanga ©
A tour of Bucaramanga may yield little evidence that it dates back as far as 1622.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Chicamocha. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Panachi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Family, get engrossed in the history at La Casa del Libro Total, and snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucaramanga online visit planner .

Dallas, USA to Bucaramanga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in November: high temperatures in Bucaramanga hover around 78°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica San Juan Bautista
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Parque Nacional de Chicamocha ©
Parque Nacional de Chicamocha
Panachi ©
Panachi
Cathedral of the Holy Family ©
Cathedral of the Holy Family

7
nights
Merida, Venezuela

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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Sierra Nevada. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, make a trip to Plaza Bolivar (Merida), get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Bucaramanga to Merida in 9.5 hours. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Pico el Aguila Venezuela ©
Pico el Aguila Venezuela

6
nights
Maracaibo, Venezuela

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.
Take a break from Maracaibo with a short trip to Los Puertos De Altagracia in San Carlos del Zulia, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, take in the views from Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, and stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maracaibo day trip tool .

Drive from Merida to Maracaibo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Maracaibo due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Los Puertos De Altagracia
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Calle Carabobo ©
Calle Carabobo
La vereda del lago Maracaibo ©
La vereda del lago Maracaibo

3
nights
Coro, Venezuela

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, see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro, and don't miss a visit to Cruz de San Clemente.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Coro day trip planner .

Drive from Maracaibo to Coro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Coro are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tucacas.

Things to do in Coro

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Cataratas de Hueque ©
Cataratas de Hueque
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro ©
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro

2
nights
Tucacas, Venezuela

Tucacas ©
Known for its proximity to Morrocoy National Park, Tucacas is a town of just over 30,000 people, with an economy almost exclusively geared toward international ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Morrocoy. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Cayo Varadero and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mero.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucacas road trip planning app .

You can drive from Coro to Tucacas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Caracas.

Things to do in Tucacas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Playa Mero
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Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Playa Mero ©
Playa Mero
Cayo Varadero ©
Cayo Varadero

7
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Step out of Caracas to go to La Colonia Tovar and see Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin), which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Caribe, stop by La Praline Chocolatier, and explore the galleries of Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Caracas driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Tucacas to Caracas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin), Playa Caribe
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Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar

5
nights
Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

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: step off the mainland to explore Cayo De Agua, delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, kick back and relax at Noronky Beach, and stroll through Madrisqui.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Roques National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Los Roques National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Margarita Island.

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

9
nights
Margarita Island, Venezuela

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, stroll through Playa Manzanillo, and make a trip to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Margarita Island trip itinerary site .

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Coche Island.

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
Coche Island, Venezuela

Coche Island ©
Coche Island is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coche Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coche Island travel route planner .

You can drive from Margarita Island to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will leave for Ciudad Bolivar on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Coche Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

3
nights
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

Ciudad Bolivar ©
The capital of Bolivar State, Ciudad Bolivar (previously known as Angostura) offers a cocktail of cultural and natural highlights.
Ciudad Bolivar is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Para, step into the grandiose world of Paseo Orinoco, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Jesus Soto.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Bolivar trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Coche Island to Ciudad Bolivar takes 21 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time to Colombia Time is minus 1 hour. You will leave for Canaima National Park on the 31st (Tue).

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
Museo de arte moderno Jesus Soto ©
Museo de arte moderno Jesus Soto

2
nights
Canaima National Park, Venezuela

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.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao.

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

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Bolivar to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bucaramanga.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao

1
night
Bucaramanga, Colombia

Bucaramanga ©
On the 3rd (Fri), head outdoors with Club Campestre Bucaramanga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo, and then indulge your taste buds at Plaza de Mercado Guarin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): walk around Parque Gallineral de Giron and then browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Cacique.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bucaramanga road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Bucaramanga with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bucaramanga

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Gallineral de Giron, Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo
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Centro Comercial Cacique ©
Centro Comercial Cacique
Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo ©
Ecoparque Cerro del Santisimo
Club Campestre Bucaramanga ©
Club Campestre Bucaramanga

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