53 days in Venezuela Itinerary

53 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Fly
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Margarita Island
— 7 nights
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Drive to Punta de Piedras, Ferry to Cumaná, Drive to Araya
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Araya
— 1 night
Drive
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Cumana
— 2 nights
Fly
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La Colonia Tovar
— 1 night
Taxi to Maiquetía, Fly to Los Roques National Park
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Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Canaima National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ciudad Guayana
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coche Island
— 1 night
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San Cristobal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 5 nights
Drive
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Guanare
— 1 night
Drive
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Maracaibo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coro
— 3 nights
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Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
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Maracay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Caracas
— 8 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle and Castillo de Santa Rosa. Fortín La Galera and Museo Marino de Margarita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Margarita Island to go to Barquisimeto and see Centro Sambil Barquisimeto, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Laguna de la Restinga, kick back and relax at Playa el Yaque, observe the fascinating underwater world at Waterland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Margarita Island sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, things will get warmer in Margarita Island: highs are around 92°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Araya.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Araya

— 1 night
Araya is a town located on Venezuela's Caribbean coast, on the easternmost extremity of the Araya Peninsula.Araya FortressThe Araya Fortress is a beige-brown stone masonry fortification. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Araya Castle and then kick back and relax at Playa El Castillo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Araya online day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Margarita Island to Araya in 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Araya due to the time zone difference. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cumana.

Things to do in Araya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cumana

— 2 nights

Land Where the Sun Rises, Firstborn of the American Continent

Sucre State's capital and one of the first areas settled by Europeans in mainland America, Cumana combines interesting historical attractions and the pleasant scenery of Venezuela's Caribbean coast.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Ines, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Natal del Poeta Andres Eloy Blanco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Cumana. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Arapito, kick back and relax at Playa Quetepe, and then don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cumana online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Araya to Cumana takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to La Colonia Tovar.

Things to do in Cumana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

La Colonia Tovar

— 1 night

Germany of the Caribbean

A little slice of 19th-century Deutschland in Venezuela, La Colonia Tovar presents visitors with a cultural paradox of Old World alpine Germany set by the Caribbean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Benitz, then sample the tasty concoctions at Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin).

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Fly from Cumana to La Colonia Tovar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in La Colonia Tovar

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Los Roques National Park

— 4 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: delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes, head off the coast to Sebastopol, enjoy the sand and surf at Noronky Beach, and head outdoors with Cayo De Agua.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Roques National Park trip planner.

Getting from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Canaima National Park

— 5 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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Angel Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, Head underground at Kavak Cave, explore the striking landscape at Salto Kawi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canaima National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Canaima National Park in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of La Llovizna Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen del Valle, and then see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo del Caroní. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with CTE Cachamay, contemplate the waterfront views at Orinoco River, and then head outdoors with Parque Cachamay.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Guayana online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Canaima National Park to Ciudad Guayana with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coche Island

— 1 night
On the 30th (Fri), head outdoors with Coche Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coche Island route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ciudad Guayana to Coche Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Guayana to Coche Island. October in Coche Island sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Cristobal.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

San Cristobal

— 2 nights
Located on the Pan-American Highway, San Cristobal lies tucked in a mountainous region and serves as the capital of the state of Tachira.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of San Cristobal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Chorro el Indio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): walk around Parque Cerro El Cristo and then make a trip to Peribeca.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Cristobal sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Coche Island to San Cristobal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coche Island in October, expect nights in San Cristobal to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stone Chapel and Fundacion Museo Del Juguete Mario Calderon. Go for a jaunt from Merida to Mucuchies to see Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada, examine the collection at Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo, get in on the family fun at La Venezuela de Antier, and identify plant and animal life at Paramo la Culata.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Merida travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Cristobal to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cristobal to Merida due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guanare.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Guanare

— 1 night
Guanare is the capital and most populated city of Portuguesa State, Venezuela. On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Votivo Nacional Nuestra Senora de Coromoto and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Coromoto.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Guanare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Merida to Guanare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Guanare

Historic Sites

Maracaibo

— 5 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.
Visit Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá and Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo. and Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, examine the collection at Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Barbara.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maracaibo trip planning app.

Drive from Guanare to Maracaibo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Guanare to Maracaibo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Maracaibo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Coro

— 3 nights
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza San Clemente and Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medanos de Coro and Cataratas de Hueque. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maracaibo to Coro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Chichiriviche

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mero and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Sombrero and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Muerto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chichiriviche trip app.

Traveling by car from Coro to Chichiriviche takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Maracay.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Maracay

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Valencia and Museo Aeronautico de Maracay. Change things up with these side-trips from Maracay: Valencia (Parroquia La Purisima, Dunas, &more) and Isla Larga (in Puerto Cabello). There's much more to do: get outside with Cepe- Choroni, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, and stroll around Plaza Bolivar.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maracay online vacation builder.

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Maracay in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time (VET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caracas.

Things to do in Maracay

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Caracas

— 8 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.
Iglesia de San Francisco and Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural and Museo de Bellas Artes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caracas: Villa Teola (in Los Teques) and Playa Caribe (in Chuspa). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Parque Nacional el Avila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Chiquinquirá, examine the collection at Museo Sacro de Caracas, and steep yourself in history at Panteon Nacional.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Caracas trip planner.

Getting from Maracay to Caracas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.