14 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

14 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America vacation maker

Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly
2
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Arequipa, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
5
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Bus to Ollantaytambo, Train to Machu Picchu
6
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
Fly
7
Lima, Peru
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 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 5th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboro National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz road trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Santa Cruz is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Train Cemetery and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uyuni attractions planner.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Uyuni in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, things will get cooler in Uyuni: highs are around 4°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums

La Paz, Bolivia

— 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, and then don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in La Paz, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Arequipa, Peru

— 1 night

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, then see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Alpaca AB.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arequipa online road trip planner.

Getting from La Paz to Arequipa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Arequipa. When traveling from La Paz in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Arequipa: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums · Shopping

Cusco, Peru

— 4 nights

Imperial City

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.
On the 13th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cusco Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cusco day trip planning site.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, Cusco is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Machu Picchu, Peru

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Machu Picchu online attractions planner.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

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.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, and then take a stroll through Miraflores. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Indigo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, then walk around Circuito Magico Del Agua, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lima sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Machu Picchu to Lima in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
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.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.