11 days in Venezuela Itinerary

11 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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11 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
La Colonia Tovar
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Los Roques National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
3
Maturin
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Margarita Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Barquisimeto
— 1 night
6
Guanare
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Austin

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day
La Colonia Tovar

La Colonia Tovar ©
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.
On the 14th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tovar Brewery (Cerveceria Tovar) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Colonia Tovar online vacation planner .

Austin, USA to La Colonia Tovar is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Colombia Time (COT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in La Colonia Tovar

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Augustin, then step off the mainland to explore Sebastopol, and then enjoy the sea views from Faro Holandes. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Los roques cayo viejo and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Carenero - Los Roques.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Colonia Tovar to Los Roques National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maturin.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Carenero Island ©
Carenero Island
Faro Holandes ©
Faro Holandes
Augustin ©
Augustin

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Maturin

Maturin ©
Maturín is a city in Venezuela, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Monagas and a centre for instrumental exploration and development of the petroleum industry in Venezuela. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get outside with Plaza El Indio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Simon.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maturin online route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Maturin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Roques National Park to Maturin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Maturin

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Plaza El Indio ©
Plaza El Indio
Iglesia San Simon ©
Iglesia San Simon

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Marino de Margarita and Catedral Nuestra Senora. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castillo de Santa Rosa and Paradise Beach. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Fortín La Galera, don't miss a visit to Castillo San Carlos de Borromeo, kick back and relax at Guacuco Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Virgen del Valle.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Margarita Island trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Maturin to Margarita Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maturin to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. October in Margarita Island sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barquisimeto.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Museo Marino de Margarita ©
Museo Marino de Margarita
Castillo de Santa Rosa ©
Castillo de Santa Rosa

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Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto ©
Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seminario Divina Pastora, then make a trip to La Flor de Venezuela, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Manto de Maria Divina Pastora, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Barquisimeto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barquisimeto day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Barquisimeto in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Margarita Island in October, with highs in Barquisimeto at 87°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Guanare.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Historic Sites
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Catedral de Barquisimeto ©
Catedral de Barquisimeto
La Flor de Venezuela ©
La Flor de Venezuela

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Guanare

Guanare ©
Guanare is the capital and most populated city of Portuguesa State, Venezuela. On the 22nd (Mon), 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 other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Guanare trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barquisimeto to Guanare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barquisimeto to Guanare. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Guanare

Historic Sites
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