42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Margarita Island
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Barquisimeto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Valencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Chichiriviche
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Coro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Maracaibo
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Merida
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
8
Coche Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
11
Caracas
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Newark

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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Playa El Agua, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Waterland, stop by Sambil Margarita, and explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margarita Island itinerary maker app.

Newark, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 13- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Margarita Island. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Margarita Island to be warmer, temps between 90°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barquisimeto.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga

3
nights
Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto ©
Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
When in Barquisimeto, make a side trip to see Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical in San Felipe, approximately San Felipe away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to La Flor de Venezuela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Barquisimeto, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Manto de Maria Divina Pastora.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Barquisimeto trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Barquisimeto in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Margarita Island in March, Barquisimeto is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Barquisimeto ©
Catedral de Barquisimeto
La Flor de Venezuela ©
La Flor de Venezuela
Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical ©
Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
The capital city of Carabobo State, Valencia represents one of Venezuela's main economic hubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Maracay (Museo Aeronautico de Maracay & Playa Grande). There's much more to do: walk around Parque Fernando Penalver, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Valencia, get in on the family fun at Dunas, and head outdoors with La Tienda de Buceo C.A..

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip planner.

You can drive from Barquisimeto to Valencia in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Valencia, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maracay, Jardin Botanico de Naguanagua
Highlights from your plan
Parque Fernando Penalver ©
Parque Fernando Penalver
La Tienda de Buceo C.A. ©
La Tienda de Buceo C.A.
Catedral de Valencia ©
Catedral de Valencia

3
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Go for a jaunt from Chichiriviche to Tucacas to see Parque Nacional Morrocoy about 46 minutes away.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chichiriviche road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Chichiriviche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Mero, Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero
Playa Mero ©
Playa Mero

3
nights
Coro

Coro ©
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 Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro, make a trip to Casa del Sol, and see the interesting displays at Museo Guadalupano.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coro trip planner.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Coro in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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

4
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.
Maracaibo is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, make a trip to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Barbara, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Maracaibo trip planner.

You can drive from Coro to Maracaibo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Maracaibo, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
La vereda del lago Maracaibo ©
La vereda del lago Maracaibo
Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta ©
Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta

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.
Merida is known for nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Mucubaji, don't miss a visit to Los Aleros, savor the flavors at Mercado Principal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stone Chapel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Merida route maker app.

You can drive from Maracaibo to Merida in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Maracaibo to Merida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Jardin Botanico de Merida ©
Jardin Botanico de Merida
Los Aleros ©
Los Aleros

1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coche Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Merida to Coche Island takes 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Coche Island due to the time zone difference. In March, 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 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

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

5
nights
Canaima National Park

Canaima National Park ©
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: Head underground at Kavak Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Yurani Falls, explore the activities along Sorowapo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Canaima National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Coche Island to Canaima National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi

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: step off the mainland to explore Cayo De Agua, kick back and relax at Noronky Beach, explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, and get outside with Madrisqui.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Crasqui ©
Crasqui

5
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Go for a jaunt from Caracas to Los Teques to see Villa Teola about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, take a stroll through Plaza de Altamira, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes, and admire the landmark architecture of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Caracas day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Caracas takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Playa Caribe, Villa Teola
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park ©
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas ©
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

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