47 days in Venezuela Itinerary

47 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Caracas
— 5 nights
2
Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
3
Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
4
Margarita Island
— 7 nights
5
Barquisimeto
— 4 nights
6
Merida
— 6 nights
7
Maracay
— 2 nights
8
Puerto Cabello
— 2 nights
9
Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
10
Coro
— 3 nights
11
Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula
— 3 nights

5
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
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 Panteon Nacional 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

Side Trips

Plaza Vargas, Playa Ensenada de Tuja, Playa Punta La Cruz, Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)
Highlights from your plan
Playa Punta La Cruz ©
Playa Punta La Cruz
Panteon Nacional ©
Panteon Nacional

5
nights
Los Roques National Park

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 Fabian. Get outdoors at Augustin and Crasqui. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Pirata, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dos Mosquises Islands.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Roques National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

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
Highlights from your plan
Noronky Beach ©
Noronky Beach
Cayo Fabian ©
Cayo Fabian
Augustin ©
Augustin

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kavak Cave and Salto Kama - Kama Meru. Get outdoors at Salto Aponguao and Yurani Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Agua Fria.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Canaima National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll set off for Margarita Island on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls

7
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.
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 Guacuco Beach. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Cruz, make a trip to Pueblos de Margarita, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Farallon Isla Blanca.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Margarita Island trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Canaima National Park to Margarita Island in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. In August in Margarita Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manzanillo ©
Playa Manzanillo
Catedral Nuestra Senora ©
Catedral Nuestra Senora
Castillo de Santa Rosa ©
Castillo de Santa Rosa

4
nights
Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto ©
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 Ciudad Comercial Las Trinitarias. When in Barquisimeto, make a side trip to see Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical in San Felipe, approximately San Felipe away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to La Flor de Venezuela, browse the exhibits of VGA Galeria, get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico y Botanico Bararida, and walk around Parque Del Este.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barquisimeto trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Margarita Island to Barquisimeto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Margarita Island in August, expect Barquisimeto to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical, Lomas de Cubiro
Highlights from your plan
Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical ©
Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical
Catedral de Barquisimeto ©
Catedral de Barquisimeto
Lomas de Cubiro ©
Lomas de Cubiro

6
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.
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. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at La Venezuela de Antier, see the interesting displays at Museo de los Antanos de Willmer, get into the urban bustle at Plaza e Iglesia de Santo Domingo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Merida planner.

Getting from Barquisimeto to Merida by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Maracay.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paramo la Culata ©
Paramo la Culata
Stone Chapel ©
Stone Chapel
Parque Agro Turistico y de Aventura EcoWild ©

2
nights
Maracay

Maracay ©
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, thenlearn 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 flight 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Catedral de Valencia
Highlights from your plan
Cepe- Choroni ©
Cepe- Choroni
Catedral de Valencia ©
Catedral de Valencia
Parque Los Aviadores ©
Parque Los Aviadores

2
nights
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.
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

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Isla Larga ©
Isla Larga
Fortin Solano ©
Fortin Solano
Bahia de Patanemo ©
Bahia de Patanemo

2
nights
Chichiriviche

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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cayo Varadero
Highlights from your plan
Cayo Sal ©
Cayo Sal
Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero
Cayo Muerto ©
Cayo Muerto

3
nights
Coro

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. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente, admire the striking features of Old Customs of La Vela de Coro, get outside with Cataratas de Hueque, and examine the collection at Museo Guadalupano.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coro trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Coro in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Coro can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Punto Fijo.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro ©
Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro

3
nights
Punto Fijo, Paraguana Peninsula

Punto Fijo ©
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, thengrab your bike and head to Parque Metropolitano, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Las Virtudes. 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

Side Trip

Paraguana Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Sambil Paraguana ©
Sambil Paraguana
Cabo San Roman ©
Cabo San Roman
Salinas de Cumaragua ©
Salinas de Cumaragua

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