28 days in Bolivia Itinerary

28 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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28 days in Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  24​h
1
La Paz
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Copacabana
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Uyuni
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Tupiza
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sucre
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
6
Cochabamba
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Colchani
— 1 day
9
Villazon
— 1 night
10
Potosi
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Vienna

4
nights
La Paz

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of La Paz with an excursion to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku, and make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas.

Make your La Paz itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vienna, Austria to La Paz is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vienna to La Paz, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in January; daily highs in La Paz reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Puma Punku
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku

3
nights
Copacabana

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Copacabana is known for nature, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Isla del Sol, take in the dramatic natural features at Horca del Inca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Calvario.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Copacabana trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from La Paz to Copacabana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

3
nights
Uyuni

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Uyuni is known for nature, museums, nightlife, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uyuni trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Copacabana to Uyuni in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Uyuni are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Museums
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

1
night
Tupiza

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tupiza online tour planner .

You can drive from Uyuni to Tupiza in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Sucre.

Things to do in Tupiza

Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours

3
nights
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta, explore the different monuments and memorials at General Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sucre day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tupiza to Sucre takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in a show at Proyecto Martadero, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 14 de Septiembre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Portales. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Tunari and then pause for some photo ops at El Cristo de la Concordia.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cochabamba visit planning tool .

Fly from Sucre to Cochabamba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sucre, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cochabamba, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tunari ©
Tunari
El Cristo de la Concordia
El Cristo de la Concordia
Palacio Portales
Palacio Portales

3
nights
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.
Santa Cruz is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesias de la Chiquitania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, and take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Santa Cruz is somewhat warmer than Cochabamba - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Colchani.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Guembe ©
Guembe
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park ©
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz

1
day
Colchani

Colchani
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colchani online route planner .

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Colchani in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Santa Cruz in February, with highs in Colchani at 13°C and lows at 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Villazon.

Things to do in Colchani

Museums
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1
night
Villazon

Villazon
Villazón is a town in southern Bolivia, on the border with Argentina. On the 10th (Mon), get curious at Museo Municipal de Villazon, pause for some photo ops at Plazoleta Simon Bolivar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaza Libertad.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Villazon driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Colchani to Villazon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Potosi.

Things to do in Villazon

Childrens Museums Parks Museums
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3
nights
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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa and then see the interesting displays at Casa Nacional de la Moneda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple and then contemplate the long history of Cerro Rico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Potosi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Villazon to Potosi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Potosi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites Museums
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Cerro Rico ©
Cerro Rico
Casa Nacional de la Moneda ©
Casa Nacional de la Moneda

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