57 days in Venezuela Itinerary

57 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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57 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Caracas: La Colonia Tovar (Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) & Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, walk around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, and make a trip to Centro de Arte Los Galpones.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Caracas visit planner.

Boise, USA to Caracas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Boise to Caracas due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cumana.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

La Colonia Tovar, Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Playa Caribe
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Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Ines, take an in-depth tour of Casa Natal del Poeta Andres Eloy Blanco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Cumana.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cumana road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Caracas to Cumana in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Caracas to Cumana is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car 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 much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Yaque, make a splash at Parque El Agua, head outdoors with Playa El Agua, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Margarita Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cumana to Margarita Island takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cumana to Margarita Island. February in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough 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, head outdoors with CTE Cachamay, buy something for everyone on your list at Orinokia mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen del Valle.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ciudad Guayana trip maker tool .

Getting from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. 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 and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, explore the activities along Sorowapo, trek along Salto Agua Fria, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador El Oso.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canaima National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
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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: head outdoors with Cayo De Agua, delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, step off the mainland to explore Francisqui, and kick back and relax at Noronky Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Roques National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Merida.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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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 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Mucubaji, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida online day trip planner .

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Merida by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Roques National Park to Merida due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

La Cascada de la India Caru
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:
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Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Jardin Botanico de Merida ©
Jardin Botanico de Merida

1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coche Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coche Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Merida to Coche Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valencia: Maracay (Playa de Cuyagua, Museo Aeronautico de Maracay, &more) and Isla Larga (in Puerto Cabello). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque Fernando Penalver, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Valencia, get outside with La Tienda de Buceo C.A., and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Valencia.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Valencia trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Coche Island to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero and then head outdoors with Playa Mero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Refuge Cuare and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chichiriviche route maker.

You can drive from Valencia to Chichiriviche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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, get a sense of history and politics at Old Customs of La Vela de Coro, pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente, and examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coro road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Chichiriviche to Coro takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta, stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, and make a trip to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maracaibo route maker website .

You can drive from Coro to Maracaibo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Maracaibo sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 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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