47 days in Venezuela Itinerary

47 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Caracas
— 5 nights
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Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
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Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
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Margarita Island
— 7 nights
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Barquisimeto
— 4 nights
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Merida
— 6 nights
Fly to Caracas, Bus to Maracay
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Maracay
— 2 nights
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Puerto Cabello
— 2 nights
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Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
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Coro
— 3 nights
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Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula
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Caracas

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.
Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin) and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Ensenada de Tuja and Playa Punta La Cruz. Step out of Caracas with an excursion to Plaza Vargas in La Guaira--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia La Chiquinquirá, make a trip to El Helicoide, buy something for everyone on your list at Milenium Mall, and get to know the resident critters at Expanzoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Caracas trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Caracas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Caracas is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Los Roques National Park

Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Noronky Beach and Cayo Pirata. Get outdoors at Cayo Fabian and Augustin. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dos Mosquises Islands, and step off the mainland to explore Crasqui.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Roques National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Caracas to Los Roques National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kavak Cave and Yurani Falls. Get outdoors at Salto Aponguao and Salto Kama - Kama Meru.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canaima National Park day trip app.

Fly from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. You will leave for Margarita Island on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks · Nature

7
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Margarita Island

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.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral Nuestra Senora and Castillo de Santa Rosa. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Laguna de La Restinga and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Marino de Margarita, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, get outside with Guacuco Beach, and explore the striking landscape at El Farallon Isla Blanca.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Margarita Island journey site.

You can fly from Canaima National Park to Margarita Island in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Margarita Island, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barquisimeto.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Barquisimeto

Musical Capital of Venezuela

Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Barquisimeto and Seminario Divina Pastora. Step off the beaten path and head to Lomas de Cubiro and Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ciudad Comercial Las Trinitarias, stroll around Parque Del Este, explore the galleries of VGA Galeria, and make a trip to La Flor de Venezuela.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barquisimeto day trip site.

Getting from Margarita Island to Barquisimeto by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Margarita Island in August; daily highs in Barquisimeto reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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Merida

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.
Visiting Paramo la Culata and La Musui Aguas Termales will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stone Chapel and Iglesia San Miguel de Jají. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at La Venezuela de Antier, appreciate the history behind Plaza e Iglesia de Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Merida, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Merida Aquarium (Jardin Acuario de Merida).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Merida trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barquisimeto to Merida takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maracay.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Maracay

Garden City

The capital of the state of Aragua, Maracay serves as an ideal place to load up on supplies before continuing on to the tropical Caribbean beaches sitting just to the north.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at Parque Los Aviadores, then learn about all things military at Museo Aeronautico de Maracay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Valencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande and then get outside with Cepe- Choroni.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Maracay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Merida to Maracay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Cabello.

Things to do in Maracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get outside with Bahia de Patanemo and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Larga. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fortin Solano.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Cabello journey planner.

You can drive from Maracay to Puerto Cabello in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Puerto Cabello

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Chichiriviche

On the 7th (Mon), get outside with Cayo Muerto and then head outdoors with Cayo Sal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): head outdoors with Cayo Varadero and then get outside with Cayo Sombrero.

Discover how to plan a Chichiriviche trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Cabello to Chichiriviche by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Cabello to Chichiriviche. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Coro

The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Medanos de Coro and Iglesia San Francisco. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza San Clemente and Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cruz de San Clemente, see the interesting displays at Museo Guadalupano, and get outside with Cataratas de Hueque.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coro visit planner.

Traveling by car from Chichiriviche to Coro takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Coro are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Punto Fijo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula

Punto Fijo is the capital city of the municipality of Carirubana in northern Falcón State, Venezuela. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de Paraguana, then grab your bike and head to Parque Metropolitano, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Las Virtudes Ciudad Comercial. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Cabo San Roman and then get outside with Salinas de Cumaragua.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Punto Fijo visit planner.

You can drive from Coro to Punto Fijo in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punto Fijo

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.