20 days in Venezuela Itinerary

20 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Fly to Barquisimeto International Airport, Drive to Barinas
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Barinas
— 1 night
Drive to Barquisimeto International Airport, Fly to Simón Bolívar International Airport
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Caracas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maracaibo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maturin
— 1 night
Drive
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Merida
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto La Cruz
— 1 night
Fly
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San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Drive

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Barinas

Barinas is a city in west central Venezuela. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Palacio del Marquez del Pumar.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barinas trip itinerary builder app.

Medellin, Colombia to Barinas is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You will leave for Caracas on the 27th (Sun).
Highlights from your trip

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Caracas

Heaven's Branch on Earth

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: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes, stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, and stop by La Praline Chocolatier.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Caracas trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Barinas to Caracas with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barinas to Caracas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Caracas

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Orinokia mall and then head outdoors with Parque Cachamay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ciudad Guayana road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Ciudad Guayana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Caracas to Ciudad Guayana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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Maracaibo

Beloved Land of the Sun

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá and then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa, and then stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maracaibo online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Ciudad Guayana to Maracaibo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Guayana to Maracaibo is 1 hour. July in Maracaibo sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll set off for Maturin on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Maracaibo

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

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Maturin

Maturín is a city in Venezuela, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Monagas and a centre for instrumental exploration and development of the petroleum industry in Venezuela. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maturin online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Maracaibo to Maturin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maracaibo to Maturin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Maturin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

3
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Merida

City of Gentlemen

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 Mucuchies and see Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada, explore the activities along Laguna de Los Anteojos, make a trip to Pico el Aguila Venezuela, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Merida tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Maturin to Merida takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head outdoors with El Morro. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla de Plata and then kick back and relax at Isla el Faro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto La Cruz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merida to Puerto La Cruz takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Cristobal

Located on the Pan-American Highway, San Cristobal lies tucked in a mountainous region and serves as the capital of the state of Tachira.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of San Cristobal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion, and then don't miss a visit to Peribeca.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal online road trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto La Cruz to San Cristobal in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Venezuela travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.