42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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La Colonia Tovar
— 1 night
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Choroni
— 2 nights
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Puerto Cabello
— 1 night
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Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
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Coro
— 1 night
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Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula
— 1 night
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Maracaibo
— 2 nights
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San Cristobal
— 3 nights
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Merida
— 2 nights
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Llanos Region
— 1 night
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Carora
— 2 nights
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Barquisimeto
— 3 nights
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Ciudad Bolivar
— 1 night
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Ciudad Guayana
— 1 night
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Canaima National Park
— 9 nights
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Maturin
— 1 night
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Cumana
— 2 nights
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Puerto La Cruz
— 1 day
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Margarita Island
— 4 nights
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La Colonia Tovar

— 1 night

Germany of the Caribbean

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. 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

Choroni

— 2 nights
A coastal town in an impressive natural setting, Choroni offers a relaxing beachside stay.
Plan my day in Choroni using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from La Colonia Tovar to Choroni in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Puerto Cabello.

Things to do in Choroni

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Puerto Cabello

— 1 night
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 · Beaches

Chichiriviche

— 2 nights
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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Coro

— 1 night
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

Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula

— 1 night
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 Ciudad Comercial, 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 · Parks · Trails · 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.
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 · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

San Cristobal

— 3 nights
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 drive; or fly; or take a bus. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Merida

— 2 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.
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 drive; or 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 · Shopping

Llanos Region

— 1 night
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 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Carora.

Things to do in Llanos Region

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Carora

— 2 nights
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 trip

Barquisimeto

— 3 nights

Musical Capital of Venezuela

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 go by car to Ciudad Bolivar.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Ciudad Bolivar

— 1 night

Gateway to Southern Venezuela

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 car takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and 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

Ciudad Guayana

— 1 night
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 drive; or 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

Parks · Nature · Museums

Canaima National Park

— 9 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.
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

Parks · Nature

Maturin

— 1 night
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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cumana

— 2 nights

Land Where the Sun Rises, Firstborn of the American Continent

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. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Cumana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto La Cruz

— 1 day
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. Other options are to drive; or 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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Margarita Island

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Laguna de la Restinga. Visit Fortín La Galera and Catedral Nuestra Senora for their historical value. Get outdoors at Playa el Yaque and Playa El Agua. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and get outside with Playa Parguito.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto La Cruz to Margarita Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.