8 days in La Paz Department Itinerary

8 days in La Paz Department Itinerary

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La Paz
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Drive to El Alto International Airport, Fly to Birmingham


La Paz

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
La Paz is known for parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip builder website.

Birmingham, USA to La Paz is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to La Paz is 2 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in September, things will get colder in La Paz: highs are around 60°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Coroico.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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— 2 nights
Coroico is a town in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department of western Bolivia.HistoryCoroico Viejo was founded above the river Quri Wayq'u . You've now added Zzip the Flying Fox to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at San Juan waterfalls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta de la Muerte, and then take a memorable drive along Camino de la Muerte. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Vagantes and then kick your exploration up a notch at Zzip the Flying Fox.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coroico journey website.

You can take a bus from La Paz to Coroico in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Coroico are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Coroico

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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— 1 night
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 12th (Sun), head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then hike along Isla del Sol.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Copacabana trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coroico to Copacabana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
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— 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. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiwanaku holiday planner.

Getting from Copacabana to Tiwanaku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 31°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites
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La Paz Department travel guide

Landmarks · Parks · Hiking Trails
The La Paz Department of Bolivia comprises 133985km2 with a 2012 census population of 2,706,359 inhabitants. It is situated at the western border of Bolivia, sharing Lake Titicaca with Peru. It contains the mighty Cordillera Real that reaches altitudes of 6.6km. Northeast of the Cordillera Real are the Yungas, the steep eastern slopes of the Andes that make the transition to the Amazon basin. The capital of the department is the city of La Paz and is the administrative city and seat of government of Bolivia.ProvincesThe Department of La Paz is divided into 20 provinces which are further subdivided into 85 municipalities and - on the fourth level - into cantons.The provinces with their capitals are:GovernmentThe chief executive office of Bolivia's departments (since May 2010) is the governor; until then, the office was called the prefect, and until 2006 the prefect was appointed by the President of Bolivia. The current governor, César Cocarico of the Movement for Socialism – Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples was elected on 4 April 2010 and took office 30 May.