60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  12 h
1
Margarita Island
— 10 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Ciudad Guayana
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
4
Pantono
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Puerto La Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Valencia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Tucacas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Coro
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Maracaibo
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Merida
— 6 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
11
Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
12
Caracas
— 6 nights
Foot + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: New York City

10
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Coche Beach in Coche Island (about 2h 30 min away). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa el Yaque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle, get outside with Playa El Agua, and step into the grandiose world of Fortín La Galera.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Margarita Island route tool.

New York City, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Margarita Island is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coche Beach
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque

4
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, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo del Caroní, contemplate the waterfront views at Orinoco River, and catch a live event at Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Guayana itinerary maker app.

You can 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Canaima National Park on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Orinoco River
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La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
Parque Cachamay ©
Parque Cachamay
Orinokia mall ©
Orinokia mall

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: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, admire the sheer force of Salto Kawi, enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador El Oso, and take in the awesome beauty at El Pauji.

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

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pantono.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
El Pauji ©
El Pauji

2
nights
Pantono

Pantono ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): Head underground at Cave of Guacharo. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Las Aguas de Moises.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pantono driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Canaima National Park to Pantono in 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Pantono

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cave of Guacharo
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Las Aguas de Moises ©
Las Aguas de Moises
Cave of Guacharo ©
Cave of Guacharo

2
nights
Puerto La Cruz

Puerto La Cruz ©
A port town and home to one of the largest oil refineries in Venezuela, Puerto La Cruz was established by a set of 26 families from Margarita Island who opted to settle in the scenic bay.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Casa Fuerte and then enjoy the sand and surf at Isla el Faro. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Arapito.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto La Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Pantono to Puerto La Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pantono to Puerto La Cruz. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto La Cruz can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Casa Fuerte, Playa Arapito
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Isla el Faro ©
Isla el Faro
Playa Arapito ©
Playa Arapito
Casa Fuerte ©
Casa Fuerte

5
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 Playa Uricao (in Choroni), Puerto Cabello (Playa La Rosa & Isla Larga) and Cepe- Choroni (in Maracay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Fernando Penalver, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Valencia, get in on the family fun at Dunas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Valencia.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Valencia vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto La Cruz to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Puerto La Cruz, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tucacas.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Cabello, Playa Uricao, Cepe- Choroni
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Parque Fernando Penalver ©
Parque Fernando Penalver
Playa Uricao ©
Playa Uricao
Dunas ©
Dunas

2
nights
Tucacas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get outside with Cayo Varadero and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tucacas trip simple and quick.

Getting from Valencia to Tucacas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Tucacas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Sombrero
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Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero
Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Cayo Varadero ©
Cayo Varadero

4
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, don't miss a visit to Cruz de San Clemente, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, and examine the collection at Museo Guadalupano.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coro tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tucacas to Coro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

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

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, listen to music at Centro de Arte Lía de Bermúdez, walk around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Carabobo.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maracaibo online travel route planner.

Drive from Coro to Maracaibo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Maracaibo, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 79°F at night. You'll set off for Merida on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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La vereda del lago Maracaibo ©
La vereda del lago Maracaibo
Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta ©
Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta

6
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 activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, make a trip to Pueblito Suenos Del Abuelo, find something for the whole family at La Venezuela de Antier, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra Nevada.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida travel route tool.

Drive from Maracaibo to Merida in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maracaibo to Merida. You'll set off for Los Roques National Park on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Merida

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

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: head off the coast to Cayo De Agua, don't miss a visit to El Palafito, delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, and kick back and relax at Madrisqui.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Roques National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Merida to Los Roques National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Los Roques National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Francisqui ©
Francisqui

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.
Caracas is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, don't miss a visit to Centro de Arte Los Galpones, and get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Caracas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Caracas takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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