17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  25​h
1
La Paz
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
2
Copacabana
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Uyuni
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Potosi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Sucre
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
La Paz

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Take a break from the city and head to Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore and Urban Rush Bolivia. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Andean Culture Distillery, stroll around Valley of the Moon, and delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our La Paz trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to La Paz is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect nights in La Paz to be much colder, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Golf
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1
night
Copacabana

Copacabana ©
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 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol and then get great views at Cerro Calvario.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Copacabana online vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Copacabana

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Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol

3
nights
Uyuni

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Get outdoors at Salar de Uyuni and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano and head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Uyuni day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Copacabana to Uyuni in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Potosi.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Tours
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Potosi

Potosi ©
One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, then contemplate the long history of Cerro Rico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa, and finally examine the collection at Casa Nacional de la Moneda.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Potosi trip planner.

You can drive from Uyuni to Potosi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in June, expect nights in Potosi to be a bit cooler, around -4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sucre.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites Museums
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Cerro Rico ©
Cerro Rico
Casa Nacional de la Moneda ©
Casa Nacional de la Moneda

3
nights
Sucre

Sucre ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria and Inca Pallay Shop. Popular historic sites such as La Recoleta and General Cemetery are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo del Tesoro, admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, and don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sucre trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Potosi to Sucre in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, Sucre is a bit warmer than Potosi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Tours Outdoors
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La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
General Cemetery ©
General Cemetery
Museo del Tesoro ©
Museo del Tesoro

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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. Head to Ventura mall and Casa Cultural Melchor Pintofor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Samaipata, explore the world behind art at Museo Artecampo, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, and stop by ArteCampo.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Sucre to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Santa Cruz is somewhat warmer than Sucre - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Iglesias de la Chiquitania ©
Iglesias de la Chiquitania
Ventura mall ©
Ventura mall
Samaipata ©
Samaipata

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