42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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42 days in Venezuela Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Margarita Island
— 10 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Ciudad Guayana
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Merida
— 4 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Los Roques National Park
— 5 nights
+4
Fly + bus + subway + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Coro
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Chichiriviche
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Puerto La Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cumana
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  2​h 45​min
9
Caracas
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Newark

10
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa El Yaque and Playa Caribe. Head to Sambil Margarita and Conejeros Marketfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through La Playa El Agua, look for gifts at Centro Comercial La Vela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Virgen del Valle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Manzanillo.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margarita Island driving holiday planning site .

Newark, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Margarita Island. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in Margarita Island reach 90°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coche Beach
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Sambil Margarita ©
Sambil Margarita
Coche Beach ©
Coche Beach
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua

3
nights
Ciudad Guayana

Ciudad Guayana ©
Located on the Orinoco River, Ciudad Guayana represents one of Venezuela's fastest-growing cities, with plenty of natural and man-made highlights on offer.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Llovizna Park and then explore and take pictures at Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Parque Cachamay, browse the different shops at Orinokia mall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ciudad Guayana.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Guayana sightseeing website .

Getting from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Nature Parks Outdoors
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La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
Orinokia mall ©
Orinokia mall
Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay ©
Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sierra Nevada and Parque Zoológico Chorros de Milla. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Laguna de Mucubaji, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Piedra de Juan Felix Sanchez, don't miss a visit to Pico el Aguila Venezuela, and have fun at La Venezuela de Antier.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Merida trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ciudad Guayana to Merida in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Pico el Aguila Venezuela ©
Pico el Aguila Venezuela

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cayo de Agua and Cayo Francisqui. We've included these beaches for you: Madrisqui and Praia Crasky. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Los roques cayo viejo, enjoy the sea views from Faro Holandes, don't miss a visit to El Palafito, and head off the coast to Cayo Fabian.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Roques National Park vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Merida to Los Roques National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Los Roques National Park due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coro.

Things to do in Los Roques National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cayo De Agua ©
Cayo De Agua
Madrisqui ©
Madrisqui
Francisqui ©
Francisqui

4
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Get outdoors at Medanos de Coro National Park and Medanos de Coro. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Cataratas de Hueque, see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plaza San Clemente, and make a trip to Cruz de San Clemente.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coro online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Roques National Park to Coro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Nature Parks Outdoors

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

3
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Sombrero and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mero. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cayo Muerto and then kick back and relax at Cayo Sal.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chichiriviche trip builder .

Drive from Coro to Chichiriviche in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Mero
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Playa Mero ©
Playa Mero
Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero

2
nights
Puerto La Cruz

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.
Relax by the water at Isla el Faro and Playa Punta La Cruz. Get outdoors at Playa Lido and El Morro. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Puinare.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto La Cruz online trip maker .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Chichiriviche to Puerto La Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cumana.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lecheria
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Isla el Faro ©
Isla el Faro
Playa Punta La Cruz ©
Playa Punta La Cruz
El Morro ©
El Morro

3
nights
Cumana

Cumana ©
Sucre State's capital and one of the first areas settled by Europeans in mainland America, Cumana combines interesting historical attractions and the pleasant scenery of Venezuela's Caribbean coast.
Get outdoors at Cave of Guacharo and Playa Arapito. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quetepe, make a trip to Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia, and look for gifts at Centro Comercial Cumana Plaza.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cumana trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Puerto La Cruz to Cumana in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Puerto La Cruz to Cumana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Cumana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cave of Guacharo
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Cave of Guacharo ©
Cave of Guacharo
Playa Arapito ©
Playa Arapito
Playa Quetepe ©
Playa Quetepe

6
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 in touch with nature at Playa Caribe and Quebrada de Jaspe. For shopping fun, head to Plaza de Altamira or Bulevar de Sabana Grande. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at La Praline Chocolatier, don't miss a visit to Paseo de Los Proceres, admire the masterpieces at Hacienda La Trinidad Parque Cultural, and explore the activities along Sorowapo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Caracas trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cumana to Caracas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cumana to Caracas due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canaima National Park, Playa Caribe
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Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Quebrada de Jaspe ©
Quebrada de Jaspe
Sorowapo ©
Sorowapo

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