27 days in Bolivia Itinerary

27 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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27 days in Bolivia Itinerary

San Francisco
subway + Fly:  16​h
La Paz
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Potosi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
Cochabamba
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
Oruro
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h
Samaipata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Sucre
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
Uyuni
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + bus:  6​h 45​min
Copacabana
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco

6
days
La Paz

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
La Paz is known for historic sites, nature, scenic drive, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku, take in the awesome beauty at Illimani, make a trip to Mirador Killi Killi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz road trip site .

San Francisco, USA to La Paz is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 60°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Potosi.

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Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku
Valley of the Moon ©
Valley of the Moon

1
day
Potosi

Potosi ©
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 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Casa Nacional de la Moneda, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 10 de Noviembre, and finally steep yourself in history at Cerro Rico.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Potosi travel route planner.

Getting from La Paz to Potosi by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Potosi can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cochabamba.

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Cerro Rico ©
Cerro Rico
Plaza 10 de Noviembre ©
Plaza 10 de Noviembre
Casa Nacional de la Moneda ©
Casa Nacional de la Moneda

3
days
Cochabamba

Cochabamba
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.
Cochabamba is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at El Cristo de la Concordia, don't miss a visit to Plaza 14 de Septiembre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tunari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Sebastian.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cochabamba vacation app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Potosi to Cochabamba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, Cochabamba is a bit warmer than Potosi - with highs of 81°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Oruro.

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Palacio Portales
Palacio Portales
El Cristo de la Concordia
El Cristo de la Concordia
Tunari ©
Tunari

few
hours
Oruro

Oruro ©
Located about halfway between La Paz and Sucre, the city of Oruro (also known as Uru Uru) sits at an elevation of 3,709 m (12,169 ft) above sea level.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Oruro, then make a trip to Plaza 10 de Febrero, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of El Socavon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oruro travel planner .

Oruro is just a stone's throw from Cochabamba. Traveling from Cochabamba in March, expect Oruro to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Samaipata.

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Catedral de Oruro ©
Catedral de Oruro

1
day
Samaipata

Samaipata ©
Some who come for a holiday in Samaipata fall so head over heels that they never leave.
On the 26th (Mon), meet the residents at Refugio Zoologico and then explore the ancient world of El Fuerte de Samaipata.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Samaipata trip planner .

Getting from Oruro to Samaipata by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

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El Fuerte de Samaipata ©
El Fuerte de Samaipata

4
days
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Biocentro Guembe Mariposario, explore and take pictures at Samaipata/Santa Cruz Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz, and stroll through Parque Lomas de Arena.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Samaipata to Santa Cruz takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sucre.

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Biocentro Guembe Mariposario ©
Biocentro Guembe Mariposario
Plaza 24 de Septiembre ©
Plaza 24 de Septiembre
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz

3
days
Sucre

Sucre ©
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 museums, historic sites, classes, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cal Orck'o, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simon Bolivar Park, take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Recoleta.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sucre attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in March, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Sucre: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre ©
Metropolitan Cathedral of Sucre
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR

3
days
Uyuni

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
When in Uyuni, make a side trip to see Museo de la Llama y la Sal in Colchani, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano, and make a trip to Plaza Arce.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uyuni planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sucre to Uyuni in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Sucre in April, plan for colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 44°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Uyuni

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Museo de la Llama y la Sal
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

2
days
Copacabana

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Copacabana Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then stroll through Isla del Sol.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Copacabana online travel route planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Uyuni to Copacabana in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Copacabana Cathedral
Copacabana Cathedral

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