22 days in Bolivia Itinerary

22 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Fly
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La Paz
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uyuni
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tupiza
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sucre
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cochabamba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tres Rios
— 1 night
Drive
8
Copacabana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 2 nights
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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 21st (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the La Paz itinerary planner.

Omaha, USA to La Paz is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Omaha to La Paz. Traveling from Omaha in July, things will get much colder in La Paz: highs are around 58°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Uyuni

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Change things up with a short trip to Pueblo Pulacayo in Potosi (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uyuni driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from La Paz, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tupiza

— 1 night
The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tupiza online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uyuni to Tupiza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Sucre.

Things to do in Tupiza

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Sucre

— 3 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.
Sucre is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cal Orck'o, engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, and take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sucre trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Tupiza to Sucre in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. July in Sucre sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboro National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, then take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Artecampo.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip site.

You can fly from Sucre to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in July, you will find days in Santa Cruz are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are warmer (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), get outside with andesXtremo, don't miss a visit to El Cristo de la Concordia, and then contemplate the long history of Convento Museo Santa Teresa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Valle Alto and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Portales.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cochabamba tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, expect colder with lows of 42°F in Cochabamba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tres Rios.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Tres Rios

— 1 night
On the 5th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Illimani.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tres Rios driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Cochabamba to Tres Rios in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Tres Rios

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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 6th (Fri): get great views at Cerro Calvario and then hike along Isla del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Copacabana trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tres Rios to Copacabana takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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. On the 8th (Sun), take an unorthodox tour of Puma Punku, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tiwanaku route planning tool.

You can drive from Copacabana to Tiwanaku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tiwanaku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.