26 days in Bolivia Itinerary

26 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Cochabamba
— 2 nights
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La Paz
— 5 nights
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Milluni
— 1 night
Drive
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Copacabana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 1 night
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Uyuni
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tupiza
— 1 night
Drive
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Potosi
— 2 nights
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Sucre
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Cochabamba

— 2 nights

City of Eternal Spring

Dynamic and friendly, Cochabamba benefits from a mild climate largely responsible for its Mediterranean lifestyle and nickname the "City of Eternal Spring." An ideal alternative for anyone wishing to escape the chaos of South America's more popular destinations, Cochabamba vacations allow visitors to discover how regular Bolivians live on an everyday basis.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Convento Museo Santa Teresa, get outside with andesXtremo, and then pause for some photo ops at El Cristo de la Concordia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valle Alto and then contemplate the long history of Palacio Portales.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cochabamba trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cochabamba is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, you will find days in Cochabamba are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to La Paz.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

La Paz

— 5 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, stroll around Valley of the Moon, and don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Paz travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cochabamba to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cochabamba in September, plan for colder days in La Paz, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milluni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Milluni

— 1 night
On the 20th (Mon), hit the slopes at Chacaltaya Ski Resort and then take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milluni trip website.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Milluni takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Milluni

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Copacabana

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 21st (Tue), head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then trek along Isla del Sol. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Copacabana trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Milluni to Copacabana takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Tiwanaku

— 1 night
Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.The site was first recorded in written history by Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de León. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku and then delve into the distant past at Puma Punku.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tiwanaku trip planner.

You can drive from Copacabana to Tiwanaku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tiwanaku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Uyuni

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Uyuni day trip website.

You can fly from Tiwanaku to Uyuni in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tiwanaku in September, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 1°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Tupiza

— 1 night
The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
On the 27th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tupiza travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Uyuni to Tupiza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Potosi.

Things to do in Tupiza

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Potosi

— 2 nights

Ville Imperial

One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Casa Nacional de la Moneda and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cerro Rico.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Potosi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tupiza to Potosi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Sucre.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Sucre

— 4 nights

City of the Four Names

The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well-preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century.
Sucre is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, make a trip to Cal Orck'o, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Tesoro, and admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sucre visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Potosi to Sucre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Potosi in September: high temperatures in Sucre hover around 26°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:

Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Guembe, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, and get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sucre to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sucre in October: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Bolivia travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.