28 days in Switzerland & Bolivia Itinerary

28 days in Switzerland & Bolivia Itinerary

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28 days in Switzerland & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  24​h
1
Cochabamba, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
2
Sucre, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
nights
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Cochabamba ©
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.
Cochabamba is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at El Cristo de la Concordia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Sebastian, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tunari, and appreciate the views at Valle Alto.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cochabamba trip maker .

Oslo, Norway to Cochabamba is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Oslo to Cochabamba due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Cochabamba to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tunari ©
Tunari
Palacio Portales
Palacio Portales
Catedral de San Sebastian ©
Catedral de San Sebastian

3
nights
Sucre, Bolivia

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.
Sucre is known for museums, historic sites, classes, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, examine the collection at Museo del Tesoro, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sucre travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cochabamba to Sucre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cochabamba in July, expect nights in Sucre to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tesoro ©
Museo del Tesoro
La Recoleta ©
La Recoleta
Basilica de San Francisco ©
Basilica de San Francisco

3
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.
Santa Cruz is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, browse the different shops at Ventura mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz driving holiday planner .

Fly from Sucre to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sucre, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park ©
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz
Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
You've now added Laguna Colorada to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Museo de la Llama y la Sal in Colchani (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Ferroviaria.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Cruz to Uyuni in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, expect Uyuni to be cooler, temps between 4°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Uyuni

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Colorada ©
Laguna Colorada
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

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 25th (Sat): get great views at Cerro Calvario, head off the coast to Isla del Sol, and then don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Horca del Inca, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Copacabana vacation website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Uyuni to Copacabana in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to La Paz.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Cerro Calvario ©
Cerro Calvario

5
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Take a break from La Paz with a short trip to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, take in the dramatic natural features at Muela del Diablo, and walk around Valley of the Moon.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read La Paz route planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Copacabana to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Puma Punku
Highlights from your plan
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from La Paz to Zurich by flight takes about 21 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Zurich is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Paz in August: highs in Zurich hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder .

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kleine Scheidegg, The Cathedral of Bern
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis, then delve into the distant past at Roman Columns, and then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Interlaken in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roman Columns, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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