45 days in Venezuela Itinerary

45 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Coro
— 2 nights
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Chichiriviche
— 3 nights
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Valencia
— 3 nights
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Los Roques National Park
— 6 nights
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Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
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Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
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Margarita Island
— 6 nights
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Coche Island
— 1 night
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Caracas
— 6 nights
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Merida
— 5 nights
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Maracaibo
— 4 nights

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Coro

— 2 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro, see the interesting displays at Museo Guadalupano, and make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coro trip builder website.

Maracaibo to Coro is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Coro are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Chichiriviche

— 3 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional Morrocoy in Tucacas (about 46 minutes away).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichiriviche online itinerary planner.

Drive from Coro to Chichiriviche in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Valencia

— 3 nights

Industrial Capital of Venezuela

The capital city of Carabobo State, Valencia represents one of Venezuela's main economic hubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Puerto Cabello (Laguna de Yapascua & Isla Larga). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque Fernando Penalver, head outdoors with La Tienda de Buceo C.A., explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Valencia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Naguanagua.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary app.

Drive from Chichiriviche to Valencia in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Roques National Park

— 6 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 off the coast to Crasqui, kick back and relax at Madrisqui, head outdoors with Cayo De Agua, and delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Los Roques National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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: Head underground at Kavak Cave, admire the sheer force of Yurani Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador El Oso.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Canaima National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks · Nature

Ciudad Guayana

— 2 nights
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 26th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Llovizna Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with CTE Cachamay, head outdoors with Parque Cachamay, and then examine the collection at Ecomuseo del Caroní.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Guayana trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Ciudad Guayana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Margarita Island

— 6 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 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa El Agua, explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera, explore the striking landscape at El Farallon Isla Blanca, and cool off at Parque El Agua.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ciudad Guayana to Margarita Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Guayana to Margarita Island. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Coche Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coche Island online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Margarita Island to Coche Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Coche Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Caracas

— 6 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.
Step out of Caracas with an excursion to Villa Teola in Los Teques--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, make a trip to Paseo de Los Proceres, contemplate the long history of Panteon Nacional, and browse the exhibits of Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Caracas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Coche Island to Caracas takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Merida

— 5 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.
Take a break from Merida 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, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Merida, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, and identify plant and animal life at Paramo la Culata.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Merida trip app.

You can fly from Caracas to Merida in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maracaibo

— 4 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.
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, relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Barbara, and snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maracaibo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Merida to Maracaibo in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Maracaibo due to the time zone difference. April in Maracaibo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

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.