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, make a trip to Casa del Sol, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, and examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coro day trip planning tool.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Chichiriviche

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

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chichiriviche trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coro to Chichiriviche by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Puerto Cabello (Laguna de Yapascua & Isla Larga). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Fernando Penalver, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Valencia, get in on the family fun at Dunas, and get outside with La Tienda de Buceo C.A..

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Valencia in 2 hours. March in Valencia sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) 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: step off the mainland to explore Crasqui, explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, enjoy the sand and surf at Noronky Beach, and head outdoors with Madrisqui.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Los Roques National Park itinerary site.

Fly from Valencia to Los Roques National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador El Oso.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canaima National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with CTE Cachamay, get outside with Parque Cachamay, and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo del Caroní.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ciudad Guayana trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canaima National Park to Ciudad Guayana. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature · Parks · 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 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Agua, get outside with Playa el Yaque, look for gifts at Sambil Margarita, and step off the mainland to explore El Farallon Isla Blanca.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margarita Island road trip site.

You can fly from Ciudad Guayana to Margarita Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Guayana to Margarita Island is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Margarita Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to 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 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Coche Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coche Island driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Margarita Island to Coche Island in 2.5 hours. In April in Coche Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Coche Island

Beaches · Parks · 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Villa Teola in Los Teques (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, admire the striking features of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, don't miss a visit to Paseo de Los Proceres, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Caracas online travel route planner.

You can fly from Coche Island to Caracas in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can 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.
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, make a trip to Pico el Aguila Venezuela, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paramo la Culata.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Merida journey maker tool.

Getting from Caracas to Merida by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Caracas to Merida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta, relax and rejuvenate at Calantha Spa, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maracaibo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Merida to Maracaibo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Maracaibo is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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.