17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Sucre
— 2 nights
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Cochabamba
— 2 nights
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Uyuni
— 2 nights
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La Paz
— 5 nights
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Copacabana
— 2 nights
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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 (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia La Santa Cruz, admire the natural beauty at Guembe, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura mall. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Artecampo, get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro "Monsenor Carlos Geriche Suarez", and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Santa Cruz, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, Santa Cruz is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Templo-Museo "San Francisco de Asis", stop by Drogueria Natural Sucre, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, then get curious at Museo del Tesoro, and finally get outside with La Maja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then view the masterpieces at Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria, and finally admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sucre day trip tool.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect nights in Sucre to be much colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cochabamba

— 2 nights

City of Eternal Spring

Dynamic and friendly, Cochabamba benefits from a mild climate largely responsible for its Mediterranean lifestyle and nickname the "City of Eternal Spring." An ideal alternative for anyone wishing to escape the chaos of South America's more popular destinations, Cochabamba vacations allow visitors to discover how regular Bolivians live on an everyday basis.
You've now added Catedral de San Sebastian to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Convento Museo Santa Teresa, then make a trip to Plaza 14 de Septiembre, then appreciate the history behind El Cristo de la Concordia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Sebastian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along La Angostura Lake and then browse the eclectic array of goods at La Cancha.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cochabamba trip builder site.

You can fly from Sucre to Cochabamba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sucre in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cochabamba: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce, see Off-Road Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

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Fly from Cochabamba to Uyuni in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cochabamba in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 24th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, and walk around Plaza del Monticulo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in September, expect nights in La Paz to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are much hotter, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Copacabana

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then trek along Isla del Sol.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Copacabana day trip site.

Getting from La Paz to Copacabana by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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.