52 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

52 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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52 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  33​h
1
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
2
Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cochabamba, Bolivia
— 5 nights
Fly:  45​min
4
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Potosi, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Puno, Peru
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h
9
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
10
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
11
Arequipa, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Ica, Peru
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
13
Paracas, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
14
Huaraz, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
15
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chacaltaya Ski Resort and then play a few rounds at Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Scree Rush.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to La Paz is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in June since evenings lows in La Paz dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rurrenabaque.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Scree Rush ©
Scree Rush
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort

4
nights
Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Rurrenabaque ©
A holiday in Rurrenabaque is a great option for those interested in exploring the region's amazing natural biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes, and native cultures of the area.
Get outdoors at Escorpion Travels and Canopy Villa Alcira. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Cambita and Oscar's Swimming Pool. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along River Yacuma and tee off at El Chocolatal Golf Eco Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rurrenabaque trip planner .

You can fly from La Paz to Rurrenabaque in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Rurrenabaque is much warmer than La Paz - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Rurrenabaque

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Escorpion Travels ©
Escorpion Travels
El Chocolatal Golf Eco Resort ©
El Chocolatal Golf Eco Resort
River Yacuma ©
River Yacuma

5
nights
Cochabamba, Bolivia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque de las Aves Agroflori and Parque Nacional Tunari. Get some historical perspective at Convento de San Francisco and Catedral de San Sebastian. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at El Cristo de la Concordia, get outside with andesXtremo, admire the verdant scenery at Valle Alto, and browse the exhibits of Convento Museo Santa Teresa.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cochabamba trip maker website .

You can fly from Rurrenabaque to Cochabamba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder evenings in Cochabamba when traveling from Rurrenabaque in June, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Valle Alto ©
Valle Alto
Parque Nacional Tunari ©
Parque Nacional Tunari
Convento de San Francisco ©
Convento de San Francisco

2
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the sheer force of The 7 Cascadas, then stop by Mercado Central, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco, and finally get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with La Maja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Clara Convent, then see the interesting displays at El Centro Turistico Comunitario, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sucre trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Cochabamba to Sucre in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cochabamba in June, expect nights in Sucre to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Potosi.

Things to do in Sucre

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Santa Clara Convent ©
Santa Clara Convent
La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta

2
nights
Potosi, Bolivia

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 19th (Wed), get outside with Gruta De Las Galaxias, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church, then examine the collection at Casa Nacional de la Moneda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa, then make a trip to Arco de Cobija, then go deep underground at Cerro Rico, and finally go deep underground at Museo Historico Minero Diego Huallpa.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Potosi vacation planner .

Drive from Sucre to Potosi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sucre in June: high temperatures in Potosi hover around 17°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Uyuni.

Things to do in Potosi

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

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Explore hidden gems such as Isla Incahuasi and Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy. Get in touch with nature at Salar de Uyuni and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uyuni online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Potosi to Uyuni takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Potosi in June: highs in Uyuni hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Uyuni

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and The Spitting Llama Bookstore & Outfitter. Your inner history buff will appreciate Isla del Sol and Cerro Calvario. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, see the interesting displays at Museo del Poncho, don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto, and step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna.

Plan my trip to Copacabana with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Uyuni to Copacabana in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario

5
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Get some historical perspective at Sillustani and La Casa del Corregidor. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Titicaca and Capachica Peninsula. Change things up with these side-trips from Puno: Templo de Santiago Apostol en Lampa (in Lampa), Laguna Lagunillas (in Santa Lucia) and Juliaca (Real Plaza Juliaca & Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island, explore the activities along Lake Umayo, wander the streets of Luquina Chico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puno holiday maker site .

You can drive from Copacabana to Puno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time to Peru Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Puno are 21°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Juliaca, Iglesia Apostol Santiago, Laguna Lagunillas
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Sillustani ©
Sillustani
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Iglesia Apostol Santiago ©
Iglesia Apostol Santiago

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piquillacta and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 4th (Thu) at some of the best spas. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Central de San Pedro.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in July, Cusco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Piquillacta
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas ©

3
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Winay Wayna and Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu. Head to Mercado de Artesanias and Machu Picchu market adjacent to the train stationfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor, explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu, and don't miss a visit to Serpost.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Machu Picchu tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

2
nights
Arequipa, Peru

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Petroglifos de Toro Muerto, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), and finally admire the striking features of Yanahuara. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa los Arcos, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the world behind art at San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arequipa online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Machu Picchu to Arequipa in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Arequipa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ica.

Things to do in Arequipa

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Petroglifos de Toro Muerto
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River Rafting & Tubing
Yanahuara ©
Yanahuara

2
nights
Ica, Peru

Ica ©
Located on the Ica River in the desert areas of Peru's southern coast, the city of Ica stands as something of an oasis in the dry, barren landscape.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Laguna de Huacachina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario del Senor de Luren, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Ica, and finally do a tasting at Tacama.

To plan Ica vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Arequipa to Ica takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, Ica is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Paracas.

Things to do in Ica

Nature Parks Wineries
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Tacama ©
Tacama
Catedral de Ica ©
Catedral de Ica
Santuario del Senor de Luren ©
Santuario del Senor de Luren

2
nights
Paracas, Peru

Paracas ©
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
Explore hidden gems such as The Chandelier and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tambo Colorado and Pukasoncco, Arte Precolombino.. When in Paracas, make a side trip to see Paracas National Reserve in Pisco, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Freedom Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico Paracas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paracas day trip tool .

You can take a bus from Ica to Paracas in an hour. Another option is to drive. July in Paracas sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Huaraz.

Things to do in Paracas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pisco, Tambo Colorado
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Supay Beach ©
Supay Beach
Tambo Colorado ©
Tambo Colorado
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Huaraz, Peru

Huaraz ©
One of the main cities in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz mainly draws those seeking adventure out in the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Cementerio General Presbitero Villon and Iglesia La Soledad are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Callejon de Conchucos and Duck Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatun Machay Rock Forest (in Pampas Chico) and Laguna Chinancocha (in Huascaran National Park). The adventure continues: stop by Ohana Internacional, explore the activities along Laguna Querococha, get outside with Infinite Adventures, and trek along Laguna Wilcacocha.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Huaraz travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Paracas to Huaraz takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paracas in July since evenings lows in Huaraz dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Huaraz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Huascaran National Park, Laguna Querococha, Hatun Machay Rock Forest
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Laguna Wilcacocha ©
Laguna Wilcacocha
Cementerio General Presbitero Villon ©
Iglesia La Soledad ©
Iglesia La Soledad

1
night
Lima, Peru

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, then wander the streets of San Isidro, then explore the ancient world of Huaca Pucllana, and finally shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar). On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Huaraz to Lima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Huaraz, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
San Isidro ©
San Isidro

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