30 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

30 days in Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
3
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
5
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
8
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Lima, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Newark, United States


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1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Sacro "Monsenor Carlos Geriche Suarez", and then get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboro National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder site.

Newark, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 15- hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Santa Cruz, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amboro National Park
Highlights from your plan
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park ©
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto ©
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA, explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and finally engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Cal Orck'o, explore the stunning scenery at Icla Canyon, then get outside with La Maja, and finally look for gifts at Inca Pallay Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sucre trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Sucre, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA ©
Museo del Convento de la RECOLETA
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo de la Llama y la Sal in Colchani (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uyuni tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sucre to Uyuni takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Sucre, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Museo de la Llama y la Sal
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano

4
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Change things up with a short trip to Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku, ponder the world of politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Uyuni in August, expect nights in La Paz to be little chillier, around 26°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 12th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then head off the coast to Isla del Sol.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Copacabana travel planner.

Traveling by bus from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna

2
nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, then head off the coast to Taquile Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fertility Temple. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Umayo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sillustani, and then appreciate the history behind Mirador Puma Uta.

Discover how to plan a Puno trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Puno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copacabana to Puno. In August, daily temperatures in Puno can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fertility Temple
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Umayo ©
Lake Umayo

3
nights
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Arequipa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Santa Catalina Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museo Santuarios Andinos, admire the striking features of Plaza de Armas, and steep yourself in history at Palacio de Goyeneche.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arequipa trip planning website.

You can drive from Puno to Arequipa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Puno in August, expect warmer with lows of 47°F in Arequipa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Arequipa

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo Santuarios Andinos ©
Museo Santuarios Andinos

1
night
Maras, Peru

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, then explore the ancient world of Moray, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maras trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arequipa to Maras takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Maras, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva ©
Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva

2
nights
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mariposario de Machupicchu. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Machu Picchu trip builder website.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

4
nights
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Step out of Cusco to go to Urubamba and see Iglesia de Urubamba, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cusco online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Cusco are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Iglesia de Urubamba, Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

5
nights
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Lima is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, stop by Miraflores, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lima sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cusco to Lima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in August, Lima is much hotter at night with lows of 60°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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