31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Fly to Arturo Michelena International Airport, Drive to Tucacas
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Tucacas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maracaibo
— 1 night
Drive
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Merida
— 4 nights
Fly
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Coche Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Sotavento, Fly to Porlamar
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Margarita Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Caracas
— 4 nights
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Tucacas

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Cayo Sombrero and then head outdoors with Playa Mero.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucacas trip builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Tucacas is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Tucacas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coro.

Things to do in Tucacas

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plaza San Clemente, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, get outside with Medanos de Coro, then make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa del Sol.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Coro road trip planning website.

Getting from Tucacas to Coro by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Maracaibo

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa, walk around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maracaibo itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Coro to Maracaibo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Maracaibo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Merida

— 4 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.
When in Merida, make a side trip to see Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato in Mucuchies, approximately Mucuchies away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, explore the striking landscape of Sierra Nevada, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Merida tour app.

Getting from Maracaibo to Merida by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Coche Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coche Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coche Island trip planning tool.

Fly from Merida to Coche Island in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Coche Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Canaima National Park

— 6 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.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, explore the activities along Sorowapo, explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, and Head underground at Kavak Cave.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canaima National Park trip planner.

Getting from Coche Island to Canaima National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Coche Island to Canaima National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

Los Roques National Park

— 5 nights
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 off the coast to Cayo De Agua, delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, head outdoors with Noronky Beach, and kick back and relax at Madrisqui.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Margarita Island

— 5 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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Agua, explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera, look for gifts at Sambil Margarita, and get outside with Playa Caribe.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Margarita Island day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island takes 7 hours. January in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Caracas

— 4 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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, get engrossed in the history at Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, explore the world behind art at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, and take a stroll through Plaza Francia.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Caracas itinerary planner.

Fly from Margarita Island to Caracas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

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.