60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  17 h
1
Maracaibo
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Merida
— 6 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Coro
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Tucacas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Barquisimeto
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
7
Margarita Island
— 9 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Ciudad Guayana
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
9
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
10
Pantono
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Puerto La Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  2 h 45 min
12
Caracas
— 9 nights
Foot + Fly:  15 h
End: Chicago

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.
Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá and Casa de la Capitulacion will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo., enjoy some music at Centro de Arte Lía de Bermúdez, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Carabobo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maracaibo trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Maracaibo is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in Maracaibo at 92°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Calle Carabobo ©
Calle Carabobo
Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia ©
Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sierra Nevada and Paramo la Culata. When in Merida, make a side trip to see Las Cuevas del Pirata in La Azulita, approximately La Azulita away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Mérida, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar (Merida), and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

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Traveling by car from Maracaibo to Merida takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Maracaibo to Merida is minus 1 hour. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Cuevas del Pirata
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Paramo la Culata ©
Paramo la Culata
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cayo De Agua and Francisqui. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, don't miss a visit to El Palafito, head off the coast to Carenero Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Madrisqui.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Roques National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Merida to Los Roques National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Coro.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

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

4
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Plaza San Clemente and Iglesia San Francisco will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro and Medanos de Coro. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro and don't miss a visit to Juan de Ampies Square.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coro trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Coro takes 10.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tucacas.

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
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tucacas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coro to Tucacas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Barquisimeto.

Things to do in Tucacas

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy

5
nights
Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto ©
Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Barquisimeto and Seminario Divina Pastora. Step out of Barquisimeto to go to Cubiro and see Lomas de Cubiro, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, make a trip to La Casa de Eustoquio Gomez, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida, and browse the different shops at Ciudad Comercial Las Trinitarias.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barquisimeto tour builder website.

You can drive from Tucacas to Barquisimeto in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Barquisimeto, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lomas de Cubiro
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Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida ©
Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida
Catedral de Barquisimeto ©
Catedral de Barquisimeto
Lomas de Cubiro ©
Lomas de Cubiro

9
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 Fortín La Galera. Get in touch with nature at Laguna de la Restinga and Playa el Yaque. Go for a jaunt from Margarita Island to Coche Island to see Coche Beach about 2h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Agua, cool off at Parque El Agua, stop by Sambil Margarita, and head outdoors with Playa Zaragoza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Margarita Island road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Barquisimeto to Margarita Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Barquisimeto in March since evenings lows in Margarita Island dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coche Beach
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Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua

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.
Get outdoors at La Llovizna Park and Orinoco River. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen del Valle, see where the action happens at Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay, buy something for everyone on your list at Orinokia mall, and examine the collection at Ecomuseo del Caroní.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ciudad Guayana online tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (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
Parque Cachamay ©
Parque Cachamay
Orinoco River ©
Orinoco River

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.
Visiting Salto Aponguao and El Pauji will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Canaima National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): Head underground at Cave of Guacharo. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Las Aguas de Moises.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pantono itinerary 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 3rd (Tue) 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.
On the 4th (Wed), get outside with Playa Punta La Cruz and then kick back and relax at Playa Arapito. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Isla el Faro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto La Cruz journey planner.

You can drive from Pantono to Puerto La Cruz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pantono to Puerto La Cruz due to the time zone difference. In April in Puerto La Cruz, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Arapito
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Isla el Faro ©
Isla el Faro
Playa Punta La Cruz ©
Playa Punta La Cruz
Playa Arapito ©
Playa Arapito

9
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin) and Panteon Nacional. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional el Avila and Sambil. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, take an in-depth tour of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, and explore the world behind art at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Caracas travel app.

You can fly from Puerto La Cruz to Caracas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa Caribe, Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)
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Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park ©
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila

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