12 days in Bolivia Itinerary

12 days in Bolivia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bolivia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly
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Sucre
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uyuni
— 1 night
Fly
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La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copacabana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 2 nights
Drive to El Alto International Airport, Fly to Longview

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Santa Cruz

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museo Artecampo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, and finally get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning site.

Longview, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Longview to Santa Cruz due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Longview in April; daily highs in Santa Cruz reach 83°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Sucre

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco. Keep things going the next day: get outside with La Maja, engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and finally make a trip to Cal Orck'o.

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

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in April: highs in Sucre hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Uyuni

— 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, then examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uyuni travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Uyuni takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in April, you will find days in Uyuni are colder (48°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

La Paz

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Valley of the Moon, and don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Paz day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in April, expect nights in La Paz to be slightly colder, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Nature

Copacabana

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then admire all the interesting features of Isla del Sol.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Copacabana vacation builder tool.

Getting from La Paz to Copacabana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Tiwanaku

— 2 nights
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. On the 23rd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Puma Punku and then steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tiwanaku trip planner.

Drive from Copacabana to Tiwanaku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tiwanaku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.