53 days in Venezuela Itinerary

53 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Maracaibo
— 4 nights
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Coro
— 3 nights
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Tucacas
— 2 nights
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Valencia
— 4 nights
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Choroni
— 2 nights
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Los Roques National Park
— 6 nights
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Caracas
— 6 nights
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Merida
— 6 nights
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Coche Island
— 1 night
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Canaima National Park
— 6 nights
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Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
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Margarita Island
— 7 nights
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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, indulge in some personalized pampering at Calantha Spa, take in the views from Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maracaibo road trip tool.

Naga, Philippines to Maracaibo is an approximately 41-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Naga in December, expect nights in Maracaibo to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Coro

— 3 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente, don't miss a visit to Casa del Sol, and see the interesting displays at Museo Guadalupano.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coro trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Maracaibo to Coro by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tucacas.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Tucacas

— 2 nights
Known for its proximity to Morrocoy National Park, Tucacas is a town of just over 30,000 people, with an economy almost exclusively geared toward international ecotourism.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cayo Sombrero and then head outdoors with Playa Mero.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tucacas online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Coro to Tucacas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Tucacas

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valencia

— 4 nights

Industrial Capital of Venezuela

The capital city of Carabobo State, Valencia represents one of Venezuela's main economic hubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valencia: Maracay (Playa de Cuyagua, Cepe- Choroni, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Parque Fernando Penalver, look for gifts at Centro Sambil Valencia, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Valencia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Naguanagua.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Valencia online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tucacas to Valencia takes 1.5 hours. December in Valencia sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Choroni.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Choroni

— 2 nights
A coastal town in an impressive natural setting, Choroni offers a relaxing beachside stay.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get outside with Playa Ensenada de Tuja. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Uricao.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Choroni trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Choroni takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valencia to Choroni. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Choroni

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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: get outside with Cayo De Agua, enjoy the sand and surf at Madrisqui, step off the mainland to explore Francisqui, and explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Choroni to Los Roques National Park takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Caracas is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes, stroll around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, and get engrossed in the history at Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Caracas trip simple and quick.

Getting from Los Roques National Park to Caracas by flight takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Caracas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Merida

— 6 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. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Mucubaji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Mérida, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, and identify plant and animal life at Paramo la Culata.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Merida online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Caracas to Merida in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Caracas to Merida. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Coche Island

— 1 night
On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coche Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Merida to Coche Island in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Coche Island due to the time zone difference. January in Coche Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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, explore the activities along Sorowapo, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Kama - Kama Meru, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador El Oso.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Canaima National Park tour app.

Getting from Coche Island to Canaima National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Coche Island to Canaima National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with Parque Cachamay, then buy something for everyone on your list at Orinokia mall, and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo del Caroní.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ciudad Guayana trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canaima National Park to Ciudad Guayana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Margarita Island

— 7 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 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Agua, head outdoors with Playa Parguito, don't miss a visit to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Waterland.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Margarita Island online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ciudad Guayana to Margarita Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Guayana to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.