38 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tarija
— 3 nights
Drive
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Potosi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sucre
— 6 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uyuni
— 5 nights
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Fly to La Paz, Bus to San Pablo de Tiquina, Ferry to Copacabana
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Copacabana
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Centro Ecologico Cuevas and El Choro Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fuerte de Samaipata and Iglesias de la Chiquitania. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ventura mall, stop by ArteCampo, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Santa Cruz is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Brussels to Santa Cruz due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tarija.
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Tarija — 3 nights

Tarija or San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa is a city in southern Bolivia. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia de San Roque and Catedral de San Bernando. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Valle de los Condores, walk around Plazuela Sucre, sample the fine beverages at Bodega Casa Real, and admire the striking features of Casa Dorada.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tarija trip planning app.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Tarija in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in July since evenings lows in Tarija dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Potosi.
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Potosi — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cerro Rico and Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa. Get a sense of the local culture at San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple and Casa Nacional de la Moneda. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of San Lorenzo Church, make a trip to Arco de Cobija, stroll through Tarapaya, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Negra.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Potosi route builder app.

You can drive from Tarija to Potosi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Potosi is a bit cooler than Tarija - with highs of 17°C and lows of -5°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Sucre.
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Sucre — 6 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.
Plaza 25 de Mayo and Museo del Tesoro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at La Recoleta and Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa de la Libertad, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Clara Convent.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sucre holiday site.

You can drive from Potosi to Sucre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Potosi in August: high temperatures in Sucre hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to La Paz.
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La Paz — 7 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz and Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chacaltaya Ski Resort and Muela del Diablo. Get out of town with these interesting La Paz side-trips: Huayna Potosi (in Milluni), Illimani (in Tres Rios) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Chacaltaya, appreciate the history behind Monument to Unknown Soldier, take a spin around town with Mayhem Adventures, and trek along with Solace Trekking and Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Paz day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sucre to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sucre in August: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 18°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Uyuni.
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Uyuni — 5 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Step out of the city life by going to Geiser Sol de la Manana and Siloli Desert. Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy and Train Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano, don't miss a visit to Arbol de Piedra, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uyuni online visit planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Uyuni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in August, plan for slightly colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 7°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Copacabana.
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Copacabana — 4 nights

The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and Cerro Calvario. Step out of the city life by going to Gruta de San Pedro and Illampu Circuit. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna, hike along Isla del Sol, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Copacabana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Uyuni to Copacabana takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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