60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Caracas
— 8 nights
Fly
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Los Roques National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Caracas, Bus to Maracay
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Maracay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Cabello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barquisimeto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 7 nights
Fly
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Coche Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Canaima National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Puerto La Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly to Porlamar, Taxi to Margarita Island
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Margarita Island
— 10 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Expanzoo and Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin). Explore Caracas' surroundings by going to Plaza Vargas (in La Guaira) and Villa Teola (in Los Teques). There's still lots to do: walk around Hacienda Floresta, steep yourself in history at Panteon Nacional, look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, and don't miss a visit to Mercado Municipal de Chacao.

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Izmir, Turkey to Caracas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Noronky Beach and Cayo Fabian. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Augustin, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo De Agua, and delve into the distant past at Faro Holandes.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Roques National Park online trip builder.

You can fly from Caracas to Los Roques National Park in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maracay.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Grande and Cepe- Choroni. Get out of town with these interesting Maracay side-trips: Playa Ensenada de Tuja (in Choroni) and Municipal Casupo Park (in Valencia). And it doesn't end there: walk around Plaza Bolivar, learn about all things military at Museo Aeronautico de Maracay, and look for gifts at Parque Los Aviadores.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maracay trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Maracay in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Roques National Park to Maracay is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto Cabello.

Things to do in Maracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get outside with Bahia de Patanemo and then head off the coast to Isla Larga. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Fortin Solano.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Cabello travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Maracay to Puerto Cabello by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Puerto Cabello

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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Chichiriviche

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Muerto and then get outside with Cayo Sombrero. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Morrocoy.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chichiriviche day trip planning website.

You can drive from Puerto Cabello to Chichiriviche in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Cabello to Chichiriviche. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medanos de Coro and Cataratas de Hueque. There's lots more to do: 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.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coro road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chichiriviche to Coro takes 3 hours. March in Coro sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Barquisimeto.

Things to do in Coro

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral de Barquisimeto and Parque de la Exotica Flora Tropical. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barquisimeto: El Senor De Los Alinos (in Quibor) and Lomas de Cubiro (in Cubiro). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seminario Divina Pastora, buy something for everyone on your list at Ciudad Comercial Las Trinitarias, stroll around Parque Del Este, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Manto de Maria Divina Pastora.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barquisimeto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coro to Barquisimeto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coro in March since evenings lows in Barquisimeto dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paramo la Culata and Jardin Botanico de Merida. Go for a jaunt from Merida to Mucuchies to see Observatorio Astronomico Nacional de Llano del Hato about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at La Venezuela de Antier, take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Nevada, savor the flavors at Mercado Principal, and see the interesting displays at Fundacion Museo Del Juguete Mario Calderon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Merida travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Barquisimeto to Merida takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Venezuela Time to Colombia Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Coche Island

On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Coche Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coche Island trip itinerary website.

Fly from Merida to Coche Island in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Venezuela Time is 1 hour. April in Coche Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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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 Salto Aponguao and Salto Kama - Kama Meru. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yurani Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi, explore the fascinating underground world of Kavak Cave, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sorowapo.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canaima National Park online travel planner.

Fly from Coche Island to Canaima National Park in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Coche Island to Canaima National Park is minus 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature · Parks

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Puerto La Cruz

A port town and home to one of the largest oil refineries in Venezuela, Puerto La Cruz was established by a set of 26 families from Margarita Island who opted to settle in the scenic bay.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Punta La Cruz and then enjoy the sand and surf at Isla el Faro. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Lido and then get outside with El Morro.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto La Cruz trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Puerto La Cruz takes 9 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Puerto La Cruz due to the time zone difference. April in Puerto La Cruz sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

10
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Cubagua and Playa Zaragoza. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pampatar, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Playa el Yaque, and see the interesting displays at Museo Marino de Margarita.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Margarita Island tour planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto La Cruz to Margarita Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.