33 days in Venezuela Itinerary

33 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Margarita Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Coro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maracaibo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 4 nights
Fly
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Caracas
— 5 nights
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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 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Agua, look for gifts at Sambil Margarita, step off the mainland to explore El Farallon Isla Blanca, and get outside with Playa el Yaque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Margarita Island sightseeing planner.

San Francisco, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Margarita Island reach 90°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Coche Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Coche Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Coche Island using our trip planner.

You can drive from Margarita Island to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Coche Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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: explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, admire the sheer force of Yurani Falls, explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canaima National Park visit planner.

Fly from Coche Island to Canaima National Park in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Coche Island to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

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.
Los Roques National Park is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Cayo De Agua, head off the coast to Crasqui, kick back and relax at Madrisqui, and explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Chichiriviche

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Morrocoy. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Muerto.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chichiriviche trip maker site.

You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Chichiriviche in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coro

— 3 nights
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Coro is known for outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Medanos de Coro, don't miss a visit to Casa del Sol, examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plaza San Clemente.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coro trip planner.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Coro in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in December, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Maracaibo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, then relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa, and then snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo. and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maracaibo road trip tool.

You can drive from Coro to Maracaibo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Maracaibo can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato in Mucuchies (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Mucubaji, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra Nevada, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Museo Del Juguete Mario Calderon, and make a trip to Pueblito Suenos Del Abuelo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida route builder website.

You can drive from Maracaibo to Merida in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maracaibo to Merida. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Caracas

— 5 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: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, shop like a local with Plaza Francia, get engrossed in the history at Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar, and don't miss a visit to Mercado Municipal de Chacao.

Discover how to plan a Caracas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Caracas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Caracas. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.