60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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60 days in Venezuela Itinerary

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

8
nights
Caracas

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Plaza de Altamira and La Praline Chocolatier. When in Caracas, make a side trip to see Arte Murano ICET in San Antonio de los Altos, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Caribe, get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, and make a trip to Paseo de Los Proceres.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Caracas visit site .

Barquisimeto to Caracas is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coro.

Things to do in Caracas

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Caribe, Arte Murano ICET
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Plaza de Altamira ©
Plaza de Altamira
La Praline Chocolatier ©
La Praline Chocolatier

4
nights
Coro

Coro ©
The oldest city in western Venezuela, Coro was founded in 1527 and possesses a rich, varied cultural heritage.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Medanos de Coro National Park. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Medanos de Coro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Cruz de San Clemente, and see the interesting displays at Casa De Las Ventanas De Hierro.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Coro trip itinerary website .

Getting from Caracas to Coro by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In May in Coro, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (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

4
nights
Chichiriviche

Chichiriviche ©
Take a break from Chichiriviche with a short trip to Parque Nacional Morrocoy in Tucacas, about 38 minutes away.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chichiriviche day trip planner .

You can drive from Coro to Chichiriviche in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto La Cruz.

Things to do in Chichiriviche

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tucacas, Playa Mero
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Cayo Sombrero ©
Cayo Sombrero
Playa Mero ©
Playa Mero
Parque Nacional Morrocoy ©
Parque Nacional Morrocoy

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto La Cruz: Playa Arapito (in Cumana) and Araya (Araya Castle & Playa El Castillo). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Isla el Faro and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lido.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto La Cruz tour itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Chichiriviche to Puerto La Cruz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Puerto La Cruz, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ciudad Guayana.

Things to do in Puerto La Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Araya, Playa Arapito, Playa Lido
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Isla el Faro ©
Isla el Faro
Playa Punta La Cruz ©
Playa Punta La Cruz
Playa Arapito ©
Playa Arapito

4
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.
Ciudad Guayana is known for nature, shopping, outdoors, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Orinokia mall, examine the collection at Ecomuseo del Caroní, get outside with CTE Cachamay, and meet the residents at Parque Zoologico Loefling.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ciudad Guayana trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto La Cruz to Ciudad Guayana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto La Cruz to Ciudad Guayana due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in Ciudad Guayana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Orinoco River
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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La Llovizna Park ©
La Llovizna Park
Orinokia mall ©
Orinokia mall
Orinoco River ©
Orinoco River

7
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: admire the sheer force of Salto Aponguao, get great views at Mirador El Oso, take in the awesome beauty at El Pauji, and take in the dramatic natural features at Salto Kawi.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Canaima National Park journey builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ciudad Guayana to Canaima National Park. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Los Roques National Park.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 4:
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Salto Aponguao ©
Salto Aponguao
Salto Kawi ©
Salto Kawi
El Pauji ©
El Pauji

6
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 beaches, nature, adventure, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo de Agua, stroll through Praia Noronky, head off the coast to Cayo Francisqui, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro Holandes.

Before you visit Los Roques National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Canaima National Park to Los Roques National Park due to the time zone difference. You will leave for Merida on the 10th (Sun).

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

7
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.
Merida is known for nature, shopping, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sierra Nevada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Mérida, enjoy some diversion at La Venezuela de Antier, and make a trip to Pico el Aguila Venezuela.

To find photos and tourist information, read Merida trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and shuttle from Los Roques National Park to Merida takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time to Colombia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:
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Sierra Nevada ©
Sierra Nevada
Laguna de Mucubaji ©
Laguna de Mucubaji
Pico el Aguila Venezuela ©
Pico el Aguila Venezuela

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.
Do your shopping at Sambil Margarita and Sambil Porlamar. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Yaque, stop by Centro Comercial La Vela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Virgen del Valle, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Coche.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Margarita Island holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Merida to Margarita Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Merida to Margarita Island. In June in Margarita Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barquisimeto.

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

5
nights
Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto ©
Barquisimeto houses a population of just under 2 million people and represents the fourth-largest city in the country.
Barquisimeto is known for historic sites, shopping, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Sambil Barquisimeto, don't miss a visit to Obelisco de Barquisimeto, head outdoors with Plaza Bolivar, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Sol Naciente.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barquisimeto travel route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Margarita Island to Barquisimeto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 June, with highs in Barquisimeto at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barquisimeto

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:
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Centro Sambil Barquisimeto ©
Centro Sambil Barquisimeto
Ciudad Comercial Las Trinitarias ©
Ciudad Comercial Las Trinitarias
Catedral de Barquisimeto ©
Catedral de Barquisimeto

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