31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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31 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Margarita Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coche Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Canaima National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Los Roques National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Chichiriviche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Coro
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Maracaibo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Merida
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + foot:  5​h 15​min
9
Caracas
— 4 nights
+2
foot + Fly + train:  10​h
End: Philadelphia

5
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.
Margarita Island is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laguna de la Restinga, cool off at Parque El Agua, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Yaque, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Waterland.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Margarita Island trip itinerary builder website .

Philadelphia, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Margarita Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Margarita Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coche Island.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua

1
night
Coche Island

Coche Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Coche Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coche Island tour planner .

Traveling by car from Margarita Island to Coche Island takes 2.5 hours. July in Coche Island sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Coche Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach

4
nights
Canaima National Park

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.
Canaima National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Aponguao, explore the activities along Salto Kawi, Head underground at Kavak Cave, and take in panoramic vistas at Mirador El Oso.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canaima National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Coche Island to Canaima National Park takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks Nature
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
Mirador El Oso ©
Mirador El Oso

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.
Los Roques National Park is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cayo De Agua, step off the mainland to explore Sebastopol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madrisqui, and explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Roques National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Crasqui ©
Crasqui

2
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Morrocoy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mero and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Refuge Cuare.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichiriviche journey website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Roques National Park to Chichiriviche in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coro.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional Morrocoy, Playa Mero
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Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy
Playa Mero ©
Playa Mero

3
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Coro is known for outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Medanos de Coro, pause for some serene contemplation at Plaza San Clemente, make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente, and examine the collection at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coro road trip planning website .

You can drive from Chichiriviche to Coro in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Coro can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car 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
Cataratas de Hueque ©
Cataratas de Hueque

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 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza del Rosario de Nuestra Señora de La Chiquinquirá, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Carlos de la Barra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Barbara, and finally stroll around La vereda del lago Maracaibo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte contemporaneo Maczul, snap pictures at Puente Gral Rafael Urdaneta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Maracaibo de los Apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo..

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maracaibo travel planner .

Traveling by car from Coro to Maracaibo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Maracaibo can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Maracaibo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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4
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.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Sierra Nevada. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Merida, and don't miss a visit to Pico el Aguila Venezuela.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Merida trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Maracaibo to Merida in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maracaibo to Merida. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Pico el Aguila Venezuela ©
Pico el Aguila Venezuela

4
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Caracas is known for museums, parks, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, take a stroll through Plaza de Altamira, and admire the striking features of Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Caracas trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Merida to Caracas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Caracas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Playa Caribe
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Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
La Praline Chocolatier ©
La Praline Chocolatier

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