36 days in Venezuela Itinerary

36 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Venezuela vacation planner

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Margarita Island
— 5 nights
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Coche Island
— 1 night
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Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
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Tucacas
— 1 night
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Coro
— 3 nights
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Maracaibo
— 1 night
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Merida
— 4 nights
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Caracas
— 9 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 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Agua, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle, look for gifts at Sambil Margarita, and explore the striking landscape at El Farallon Isla Blanca.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Margarita Island trip builder tool.

New York City, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Margarita Island. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get warmer in Margarita Island: highs are around 89°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Coche Island

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

Start your trip to Coche Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Margarita Island to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canaima National Park route planner.

Traveling by flight from Coche Island to Canaima National Park takes 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Coche Island to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Madrisqui, step off the mainland to explore Augustin, get outside with Cayo De Agua, and delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Roques National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tucacas.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Tucacas

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tucacas vacation maker app.

You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Tucacas in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Coro.

Things to do in Tucacas

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your 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: get outside with Medanos de Coro, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Museo Guadalupano, and make a trip to Casa del Sol.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coro online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucacas to Coro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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.
On the 5th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa, walk around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maracaibo trip planning website.

You can drive from Coro to Maracaibo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive 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.
Step out of Merida to go to Mucuchies and see Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra Nevada, don't miss a visit to Los Aleros, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Mérida.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Maracaibo to Merida takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Caracas

— 9 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.
Museo de Ciencias Naturales has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Ensenada de Tuja (in Choroni) and Villa Teola (in Los Teques). There's still lots to do: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Expanzoo, take a stroll through Plaza Francia, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Caracas trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Caracas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida to Caracas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.