30 days in Venezuela Itinerary

30 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Maracaibo
— 4 nights
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San Cristobal
— 2 nights
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Merida
— 5 nights
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Barinas
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Barquisimeto
— 5 nights
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Caracas
— 7 nights
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Puerto La Cruz
— 3 nights
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Maturin
— 1 night
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Ciudad Guayana
— 1 night
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Maracaibo

— 4 nights

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.
Maracaibo is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, admire all the interesting features of Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia, and relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maracaibo trip itinerary planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Maracaibo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Medellin in July; daily highs in Maracaibo reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

San Cristobal

— 2 nights
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 6th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Peribeca and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of San Cristobal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Cristobal online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Maracaibo to San Cristobal by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Merida

— 5 nights

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 with an excursion to Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato in Mucuchies--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Mucubaji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Mérida, meet the residents at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Cristobal to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Cristobal to Merida is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Barinas.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Barinas

Barinas is a city in west central Venezuela. To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barinas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Merida to Barinas takes 4 hours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Barquisimeto.

Things to do in Barinas

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nightlife

Barquisimeto

— 5 nights

Musical Capital of Venezuela

Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
Barquisimeto is known for historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Barquisimeto, explore and take pictures at La Flor de Venezuela, appreciate the history behind Monumento Manto de Maria Divina Pastora, and browse the different shops at Sambil Barquisimeto Mall.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barquisimeto trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Barinas to Barquisimeto in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Barquisimeto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Caracas

— 7 nights

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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, browse the exhibits of Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, admire all the interesting features of Mercado Municipal de Chacao, and get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Caracas vacation planning website.

You can fly from Barquisimeto to Caracas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Puerto La Cruz

— 3 nights
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.
Puerto La Cruz is known for beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Isla el Faro, get outside with El Morro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lido.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto La Cruz trip planner.

You can fly from Caracas to Puerto La Cruz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Puerto La Cruz, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maturin.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Maturin

— 1 night
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, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maturin road trip tool.

You can drive from Puerto La Cruz to Maturin in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto La Cruz to Maturin. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Maturin

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Ciudad Guayana

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Guayana holiday planner.

You can drive from Maturin to Ciudad Guayana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Venezuela travel guide

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Beaches · Tourist Spots · Shopping
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.