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 La Playa El Agua. Visiting Laguna de la Restinga and Punta Arena Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Sambil Margarita, stroll through Playa Parguito, make a splash at Parque El Agua, and kick back and relax at Playa Caribe.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Margarita Island road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Margarita Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Margarita Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Margarita Island is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Llovizna Park and then admire all the interesting features of Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): head outdoors with Parque Cachamay, then buy something for everyone on your list at Orinokia mall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ciudad Guayana.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ciudad Guayana route planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Margarita Island to Ciudad Guayana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough 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 Laguna de Mucubaji. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pico el Aguila Venezuela, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Merida, pick up some local products at Mercado Principal, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Piedra de Juan Felix Sanchez.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Merida trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Ciudad Guayana to Merida by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cayo de Agua and Madrisqui. Escape the urban bustle at Praia Crasky and Cayo Francisqui. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Los roques cayo viejo, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Fabian, visit a coastal fixture at Faro Holandes, and make a trip to El Palafito.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Roques National Park online tour planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Merida to Los Roques National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Venezuela Time (VET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for 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 Plaza San Clemente. There's lots more to do: get outside with Medanos de Coro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro, and don't miss a visit to Casa del Sol.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coro trip planning app .

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. July in Coro sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichiriviche.

Things to do in Coro

Nature Parks 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

3
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cayo Sombrero and then kick back and relax at Playa Mero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Muerto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Sal.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chichiriviche vacation website .

Getting from Coro to Chichiriviche by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Isla el Faro and Playa Lido. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Punta La Cruz and Playa Puinare. The adventure continues: get outside with El Morro.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto La Cruz trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Chichiriviche to Puerto La Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Puerto La Cruz sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Arapito and Playa Quetepe. The adventure continues: Head underground at Cave of Guacharo, make a trip to Castillo de San Antonio de la Eminencia, and stop by Centro Comercial Cumana Plaza.

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Traveling by car from Puerto La Cruz to Cumana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto La Cruz to Cumana. 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.
Visiting Playa Caribe and Sorowapo will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Plaza de Altamira or La Praline Chocolatier. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Salto Kama - Kama Meru, contemplate the waterfront views at Quebrada de Jaspe, appreciate the views at Ventana del Cielo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cumana to Caracas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cumana to Caracas is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls

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