32 days in Venezuela Itinerary

32 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Start: Leon
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
1
La Colonia Tovar
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Margarita Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Coche Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Maracaibo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Coro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Carora
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
8
Merida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Caracas
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  20 h
End: Leon

1
day
La Colonia Tovar

La Colonia Tovar ©
A little slice of 19th-century Deutschland in Venezuela, La Colonia Tovar presents visitors with a cultural paradox of Old World alpine Germany set by the Caribbean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Benitz, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the La Colonia Tovar road trip planning website.

Leon, Spain to La Colonia Tovar is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in La Colonia Tovar

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cerveceria Benitz ©
Cerveceria Benitz
Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin) ©
Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) ©
Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar)

4
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: explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, head off the coast to Crasqui, enjoy the sand and surf at Madrisqui, and head outdoors with Cayo De Agua.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Los Roques National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes
Crasqui ©
Crasqui
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and Catedral Nuestra Senora. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Agua, don't miss a visit to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, cool off at Parque El Agua, and explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Margarita Island trip planner.

You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Margarita Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coche Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle ©
Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle
Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Museo Marino de Margarita ©
Museo Marino de Margarita

1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
On the 6th (Sat), kick back and relax at Coche Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coche Island holiday planner.

Drive from Margarita Island to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Coche Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coche Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá and Iglesia de Santa Barbara. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo., step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco de Asis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maracaibo trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Coche Island to Maracaibo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. April in Maracaibo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul ©
Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul
Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta ©
Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta

3
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medanos de Coro and Plaza San Clemente. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, don't miss a visit to Juan de Ampies Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and get outside with Cataratas de Hueque.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coro route site.

Traveling by car from Maracaibo to Coro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Carora.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro ©
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro

1
night
Carora

Carora ©
Carora is a town in Lara State, Venezuela, on the Morere River, a branch of the Tocuyo River. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Club Pomar.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Carora day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coro to Carora takes 6 hours. In April, Carora is little chillier than Coro - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Carora

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Club Pomar ©
Bodegas Club Pomar

4
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.
Cathedral of Mérida and Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Museo Del Juguete Mario Calderon, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Merida trip itinerary app.

Getting from Carora to Merida by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Carora to Merida. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Cathedral of Mérida ©
Cathedral of Mérida
Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo ©
Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza de Altamira and Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural. Explore Caracas' surroundings by going to Catedral San Felipe Neri (in Los Teques) and Canaima National Park (Sapo, Salto Kama - Kama Meru, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, see the interesting displays at Museo Bolivariano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco, and steep yourself in history at Panteon Nacional.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Caracas trip builder.

You can fly from Merida to Caracas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Caracas is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canaima National Park, Catedral San Felipe Neri, Playa Caribe
Highlights from your plan
Sapo ©
Sapo
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar ©
Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural ©
Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural

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