17 days in Santa Cruz, La Paz & Santa Cruz Itinerary

17 days in Santa Cruz, La Paz & Santa Cruz Itinerary

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17 days in Santa Cruz, La Paz & Santa Cruz Itinerary

Start: Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 7 nights
2
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
4
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

7
nights
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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.
You've added Parque El Arenal, Ruta Verde Tours, Chaplin Show, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas Espejillos, explore the striking landscape of Kaa-Iya National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia La Santa Cruz.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Cruz using our trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Viru Viru International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Amboro National Park
Highlights from your plan
Guembe ©
Guembe
Ruta Verde Tours ©
Ruta Verde Tours
Chaplin Show ©
Chaplin Show

2
nights
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz holiday maker site .

You will leave for La Paz on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Tours Nature

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy some diversion at Urban Rush Bolivia, and then make a trip to Mi Teleferico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take a memorable drive along WMDR Yungas Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip planner.

Fly from Santa Cruz to La Paz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in December, expect La Paz to be colder, temps between 60°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Mi Teleferico ©
Mi Teleferico
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road

2
nights
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Santa Cruz ©
Guanacaste Adventure & Travel has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): savor the flavors at Guanacaste Adventure & Travel, then savor a delicious cup with Guanacaste Adventure & Travel, and then stroll around Parque Bernabela Ramos. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curu National Wildlife Refuge and then get in on the family fun at Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Paz to Santa Cruz. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in December, with highs in Santa Cruz at 82°F and lows at 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Curu National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates ©
Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates
Curu National Wildlife Refuge ©
Curu National Wildlife Refuge
Parque  Bernabela Ramos ©
Parque Bernabela Ramos

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