30 days in Venezuela Itinerary

30 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Fly
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Margarita Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coche Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Cumana
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto La Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Coro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichiriviche
— 1 night
Drive
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Choroni
— 1 night
Drive to Caracas, Fly to Merida
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Merida
— 3 nights
Fly to Caracas, Fly to Los Roques National Park
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Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Caracas
— 3 nights
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Margarita Island

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Caribbean

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.
Relax by the water at Playa Zaragoza and Playa Puerto Cruz. Explore hidden gems such as Guacuco Beach and Playa Pampatar. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Museo Marino de Margarita, get outside with El Reino de Musipan, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Rosa.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island route maker tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Margarita Island is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Venezuela Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect Margarita Island to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Coche Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coche Island trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Margarita Island to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cumana.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cumana

— 1 night

Land Where the Sun Rises, Firstborn of the American Continent

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Casa Natal del Poeta Andres Eloy Blanco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cumana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Ines, explore the galleries of Museo Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quetepe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Centro Comercial Cumana Plaza.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cumana route builder site.

Traveling by car from Coche Island to Cumana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coche Island to Cumana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Cumana

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Puerto La Cruz

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): head off the coast to Isla de Plata, kick back and relax at Playa Punta La Cruz, then laugh and play at Water Park Kariña, then soothe aching muscles at Parque de Agua Karina, and finally explore the ancient world of Casa Fuerte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Isla el Faro, stroll around Paseo Andres Bello, then stroll through Playa Puinare, then stroll through Playa Lido, and finally head outdoors with El Morro.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto La Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Cumana to Puerto La Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cumana to Puerto La Cruz is 1 hour. In December in Puerto La Cruz, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Canaima National Park

— 5 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kavak Cave and Salto Kawi. Escape the urban bustle at Salto Aponguao and Sorowapo. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Salto Kama - Kama Meru and explore and take pictures at Mirador El Oso.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canaima National Park vacation builder tool.

Getting from Puerto La Cruz to Canaima National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Coro.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks · Nature

Coro

— 2 nights
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Cataratas de Hueque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and then explore the galleries of Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Medanos de Coro, admire all the interesting features of Cruz de San Clemente, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro, pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente, then explore and take pictures at Casa del Sol, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Guadalupano.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Coro trip planner.

You can fly from Canaima National Park to Coro in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Canaima National Park to Coro is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Coro are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Chichiriviche

— 1 night
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero, head outdoors with Cayo Varadero, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Muerto.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chichiriviche road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coro to Chichiriviche takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Choroni.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Choroni

— 1 night
A coastal town in an impressive natural setting, Choroni offers a relaxing beachside stay.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Playa Uricao, explore and take pictures at El Arbol de los Muertos, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, then kick back and relax at Playa Grande, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Ensenada de Tuja.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Choroni day trip planning tool.

Drive from Chichiriviche to Choroni in 4 hours. Traveling from Chichiriviche to Choroni, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Choroni

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Merida

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Paramo la Culata and Laguna Victoria. Explore hidden gems such as La Musui Aguas Termales and Parque Agro Turistico y de Aventura EcoWild. Take a break from Merida with a short trip to Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato in Mucuchies, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Museum of Science and Technology, explore and take pictures at Pueblito Suenos Del Abuelo, get into the urban bustle at Plaza e Iglesia de Santo Domingo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Miguel de Jají.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Merida trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Choroni to Merida takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Roques National Park

— 4 nights
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carenero Island and Cayo Pirata. Take a break from the city and head to Noronky Beach and Cayo De Agua. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Cayo Fabian, kick back and relax at Madrisqui, delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, and explore and take pictures at El Palafito.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Roques National Park travel tool.

Getting from Merida to Los Roques National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Los Roques National Park due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Caracas.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Caracas

— 3 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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines Ecologicos Topotepuy, wander the streets of Centro Paseo El Hatillo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Las Mercedes, explore the activities along El Laguito, then get outside with Poliedro de Caracas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Caracas. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Teresa, walk around Hacienda Floresta, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Chiquinquirá, stroll through Parque de Recreacion Los Chorros, then explore the galleries of Quinta De Anauco, and finally stroll through Playa Pantaleta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Caracas route planner.

You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Caracas in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.