19 days in Venezuela Itinerary

19 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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19 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + foot:  10​h 30​min
1
Caracas
— 3 nights
+2
foot + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Coro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Maracaibo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Coche Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Margarita Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Roques National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

3
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Get outdoors at Salto El Sapo and Salto Kama - Kama Meru. For shopping fun, head to Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural or La Praline Chocolatier. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Salto Agua Fria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Las Mercedes, admire the verdant scenery at Ventana del Cielo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Caracas tour website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Caracas is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Caracas is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Canaima National Park
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Salto El Sapo ©
Salto El Sapo
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Sierra Nevada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at Plaza e Iglesia de Santo Domingo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Mérida, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Principal.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Caracas to Merida in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Caracas to Merida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coro.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Cathedral of Mérida ©
Cathedral of Mérida
Plaza e Iglesia de Santo Domingo ©
Plaza e Iglesia de Santo Domingo

1
night
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Medanos de Coro, make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Francisco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Santa Ana de Coro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Medanos de Coro National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coro tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Merida to Coro takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Merida to Coro, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Maracaibo.

Things to do in Coro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medanos de Coro National Park
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Medanos de Coro National Park ©
Medanos de Coro National Park
Medanos de Coro ©
Medanos de Coro
Plaza San Clemente ©
Plaza San Clemente

2
nights
Maracaibo

Maracaibo ©
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 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Casa de la Capitulacion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio y Templo Santa Lucia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Carabobo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo., and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, browse the different shops at Sambil Maracaibo, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Barbara.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maracaibo trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Coro to Maracaibo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Maracaibo are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Coche Island.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Shopping
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1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Coche Island trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Maracaibo to Coche Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa el Yaque and La Playa El Agua. Visit Fortín La Galera and Catedral Nuestra Senora for their historical value. Step out of Margarita Island with an excursion to Centro Sambil Barquisimeto in Barquisimeto--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Sambil Margarita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Virgen del Valle, and stroll through Playa Parguito.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Margarita Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coche Island to Margarita Island takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Sambil Barquisimeto
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Fortín La Galera
Fortín La Galera
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua
Playa el Yaque ©
Playa el Yaque

4
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.
Visiting Cayo De Agua and Cayo Fabian will get you outdoors. Visit Madrisqui and Noronky Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes, step off the mainland to explore Crasqui, and don't miss a visit to El Palafito.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Roques National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Margarita Island to Los Roques National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Noronky Beach ©
Noronky Beach

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