42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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1
La Colonia Tovar
— 1 night
2
Choroni
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Cabello
— 1 night
4
Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
5
Coro
— 1 night
6
Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula
— 1 night
7
Maracaibo
— 2 nights
8
San Cristobal
— 3 nights
9
Merida
— 2 nights
10
Llanos Region
— 1 night
11
Carora
— 2 nights
12
Barquisimeto
— 3 nights
13
Ciudad Bolivar
— 1 night
14
Ciudad Guayana
— 1 night
15
Canaima National Park
— 9 nights
16
Maturin
— 1 night
17
Cumana
— 2 nights
18
Puerto La Cruz
— 1 day
19
Margarita Island
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Colonia Tovar trip planner.

Caracas to La Colonia Tovar is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Choroni.

Things to do in La Colonia Tovar

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) ©
Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar)

2
nights
Choroni

Choroni ©
A coastal town in an impressive natural setting, Choroni offers a relaxing beachside stay.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Choroni trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from La Colonia Tovar to Choroni in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Cabello.

Things to do in Choroni

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Uricao ©
Playa Uricao

1
night
Puerto Cabello

Puerto Cabello ©
Don't be fooled by Puerto Cabello's primary function as Venezuela's busiest port and key role in the country's oil industry--tropical beaches, colonial neighborhoods, and a hilltop stone fort make the city well worth a visit.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fortin Solano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Rosa and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Larga.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Cabello trip planner.

Drive from Choroni to Puerto Cabello in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Puerto Cabello

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fortin Solano ©
Fortin Solano
Isla Larga ©
Isla Larga
Playa La Rosa ©
Playa La Rosa

2
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Muerto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chichiriviche trip website.

Drive from Puerto Cabello to Chichiriviche in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Cabello to Chichiriviche. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero
Cayo Muerto ©
Cayo Muerto

1
night
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Medanos de Coro. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coro itinerary planner.

Getting from Chichiriviche to Coro by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Coro, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 32°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Punto Fijo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro ©
Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente

1
night
Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula

Punto Fijo ©
Punto Fijo is the capital city of the municipality of Carirubana in northern Falcón State, Venezuela. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get some jogging in at Parque Metropolitano, then buy something for everyone on your list at Las Virtudes, and then browse the different shops at Sambil Paraguana.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punto Fijo visit website.

Drive from Coro to Punto Fijo in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Punto Fijo

Shopping · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sambil Paraguana ©
Sambil Paraguana
Las Virtudes ©
Las Virtudes

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Paseo del Lago 3 and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo., then stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo, and finally snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maracaibo trip builder.

You can drive from Punto Fijo to Maracaibo in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Maracaibo can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Paseo del Lago 3 ©
Paseo del Lago 3
Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta ©
Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta

3
nights
San Cristobal

San Cristobal ©
Located on the Pan-American Highway, San Cristobal lies tucked in a mountainous region and serves as the capital of the state of Tachira.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion and The Cathedral of San Cristobal. Step out of San Cristobal to go to San Antonio del Tachira and see Plaza de Bolivar, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Chorro el Indio. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Peribeca.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Cristobal trip app.

You can drive from Maracaibo to San Cristobal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plaza de Bolivar, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion ©
The Cathedral of San Cristobal ©
The Cathedral of San Cristobal
Peribeca ©
Peribeca

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sierra Nevada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, then make a trip to Plaza Bolivar (Merida), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Mérida.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Cristobal to Merida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cristobal to Merida. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Llanos Region.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Cathedral of Mérida ©
Cathedral of Mérida
Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla ©
Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla

1
night
Llanos Region

Llanos Region ©
You've now added Arassari Trek to your itinerary.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Llanos Region road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Merida to Llanos Region takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Carora.

Things to do in Llanos Region

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Arassari Trek
Highlights from your plan
Arassari Trek ©
Arassari Trek

2
nights
Carora

Carora ©
Carora is a town in Lara State, Venezuela, on the Morere River, a branch of the Tocuyo River. Bodegas Club Pomar has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): do a tasting at Bodegas Club Pomar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carora online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Llanos Region to Carora with the Route module. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Carora, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for Barquisimeto on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Carora

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

3
nights
Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto ©
Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Obelisco de Barquisimeto. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida, don't miss a visit to La Flor de Venezuela, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Manto de Maria Divina Pastora, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Barquisimeto.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Barquisimeto trip planner.

Getting from Carora to Barquisimeto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Barquisimeto are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ciudad Bolivar.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida ©
Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida
Catedral de Barquisimeto ©
Catedral de Barquisimeto
Centro Sambil Barquisimeto ©
Centro Sambil Barquisimeto

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night
Ciudad Bolivar

Ciudad Bolivar ©
The capital of Bolivar State, Ciudad Bolivar (previously known as Angostura) offers a cocktail of cultural and natural highlights.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Jesus Soto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Orinoco, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Bolivar trip maker website.

Getting from Barquisimeto to Ciudad Bolivar by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barquisimeto to Ciudad Bolivar is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Ciudad Bolivar

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte Jesus Soto ©
Museo de Arte Jesus Soto
Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad ©
Plaza Bolivar y Catedral De Ciudad

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night
Ciudad Guayana

Ciudad Guayana ©
Located on the Orinoco River, Ciudad Guayana represents one of Venezuela's fastest-growing cities, with plenty of natural and man-made highlights on offer.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Llovizna Park and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo del Caroní.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ciudad Guayana tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Bolivar to Ciudad Guayana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
Ecomuseo del Caroní ©
Ecomuseo del Caroní

9
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sapo, Angel Falls and Mt Roraima. Get outdoors at Kavak Cave and Salto Aponguao.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canaima National Park travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for Maturin on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Angel Falls ©
Angel Falls
Mt Roraima ©
Mt Roraima
Sapo ©
Sapo

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Maturin

Maturin ©
Maturín is a city in Venezuela, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Monagas and a centre for instrumental exploration and development of the petroleum industry in Venezuela. You've now added Cave of Guacharo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get outside with Plaza El Indio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Guacharo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Maturin vacation maker app.

You can fly from Canaima National Park to Maturin in 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cumana.

Things to do in Maturin

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Cave of Guacharo
Highlights from your plan
Plaza El Indio ©
Plaza El Indio
Cave of Guacharo ©
Cave of Guacharo

2
nights
Cumana

Cumana ©
Sucre State's capital and one of the first areas settled by Europeans in mainland America, Cumana combines interesting historical attractions and the pleasant scenery of Venezuela's Caribbean coast.
Playa Medina has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Medina and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Ines. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Mochima National Park and then make a trip to Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Cumana online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Maturin to Cumana in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Cumana

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Mochima National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mochima National Park ©
Mochima National Park
Playa Medina ©
Playa Medina
Iglesia Santa Ines ©
Iglesia Santa Ines

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Puerto La Cruz

Puerto La Cruz ©
A port town and home to one of the largest oil refineries in Venezuela, Puerto La Cruz was established by a set of 26 families from Margarita Island who opted to settle in the scenic bay.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Isla el Faro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto La Cruz trip builder app.

You can drive from Cumana to Puerto La Cruz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Isla el Faro ©
Isla el Faro

4
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 day by day itinerary now includes Laguna de la Restinga. Visit Fortín La Galera and Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle for their historical value. Get outdoors at Playa el Yaque and Playa El Agua. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Parguito and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto La Cruz to Margarita Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque

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