18 days in Venezuela Itinerary

18 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Margarita Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Caracas, Fly to Los Roques National Park
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Los Roques National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Caracas
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Coro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichiriviche
— 1 night
Drive to Caracas, Fly to Coche Island
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Coche Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Maracaibo
— 3 nights
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Margarita Island — 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sambil Margarita and Sambil Barquisimeto Mall. Visiting Playa El Agua and Playa el Yaque will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle, explore the historical opulence of Fortín La Galera, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora, and examine the collection at Museo Marino de Margarita.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Margarita Island trip itinerary builder website.

Bridgetown, Barbados to Margarita Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. In December, daily temperatures in Margarita Island can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Roques National Park.
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Los Roques National Park — 3 nights

Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cayo De Agua and Noronky Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Madrisqui, don't miss a visit to El Palafito, and explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Roques National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Margarita Island to Los Roques National Park takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Caracas.
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Caracas — 3 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.
Visit Casa Natal & Museo Bolivar and Panteon Nacional for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Bellas Artes and Museo Sacro de Caracas. Go for a jaunt from Caracas to Canaima National Park to see Salto Kama - Kama Meru about 12 hours away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, admire the masterpieces at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, make a trip to Plaza Francia, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico.

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

You can fly from Los Roques National Park to Caracas in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coro.
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Coro — 2 nights

The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plaza San Clemente, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Medanos de Coro, and finally examine the collection at Museo Guadalupano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas de Hueque and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coro itinerary planner.

You can drive from Caracas to Coro in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Chichiriviche.
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Chichiriviche — 1 night

On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Sombrero.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chichiriviche online vacation planner.

Getting from Coro to Chichiriviche by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coche Island.
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Coche Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coche Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coche Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Chichiriviche to Coche Island in 7.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Maracaibo.
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Maracaibo — 3 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.
On the 6th (Fri), enjoy some music at Centro de Arte Lía de Bermúdez, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Rafael Urdaneta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Barbara, then Head underground at Cuevas de Saman, and finally stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maracaibo trip planner.

You can fly from Coche Island to Maracaibo in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Maracaibo are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Venezuela travel guide

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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.
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