13 days in Bolivia Itinerary

13 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sucre
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uyuni
— 2 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 1 night
Drive
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Copacabana
— 3 nights

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Santa Cruz

— 2 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.
Visit Iglesias de la Chiquitania and Catedral de Santa Cruz for their historical value. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Samaipata, explore the world behind art at Museo Guarani, take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, and take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiport is Viru Viru International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, then make a trip to Cal Orck'o, and finally stop by Casa de Turismo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta, and then admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sucre driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Sucre, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Uyuni

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Pueblo Pulacayo, explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, then examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and finally make a trip to Plaza Arce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uyuni tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Uyuni takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sucre in April: highs in Uyuni hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

La Paz

— 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, and then go all around town with City Tours. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz tour planner.

You can fly from Uyuni to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in La Paz, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Tiwanaku

— 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Puma Punku and then explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tiwanaku sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from La Paz to Tiwanaku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tiwanaku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Copacabana

— 3 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Isla del Sol and Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cerro Calvario, don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto, and head off the coast to Isla De La Luna.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Copacabana trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tiwanaku to Copacabana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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.