16 days in Bolivia Itinerary

16 days in Bolivia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bolivia travel planner

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Fly to El Alto International Airport, Drive to Copacabana
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Copacabana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uyuni
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sucre
— 2 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 5 nights
Fly

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Copacabana

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Isla del Sol. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Copacabana holiday planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Copacabana is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Puma Punku and then steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiwanaku online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Tiwanaku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Tiwanaku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 30th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Pueblo Pulacayo and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza Arce, explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uyuni day trip planning site.

Getting from Tiwanaku to Uyuni by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tiwanaku in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboro National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz and then admire the natural beauty at Guembe.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Casa de Turismo. On your second day here, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then get outside with La Maja, and then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sucre road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Cruz in January; daily highs in Sucre reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

La Paz

— 5 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the La Paz online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, La Paz is slightly colder than Sucre - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Nature

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.