30 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

30 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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30 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Maras, Peru
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
8
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Sucre, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
11
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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3
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 parks, historic sites, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), delve into the distant past at Huaca Pucllana, and stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lima online driving holiday planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Lima is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Lima, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lima, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Maras.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

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 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Moray and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Maras online journey builder .

Getting from Lima to Maras by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lima in July, Maras is colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Maras

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza Manco Capac, then delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, and finally take some stellar pictures from Intipuncu.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Maras to Machu Picchu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Cusco is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, classes, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, and admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cusco road trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Machu Picchu to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlights from your plan
Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Centro Historico De Cusco ©
Centro Historico De Cusco

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, nature, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, look for gifts at La Iberica, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Arequipa, and admire the striking features of Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Arequipa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cusco in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Arequipa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puno.

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

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 14th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and then step off the mainland to explore Taquile Island. Here are some ideas for day two: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca, and then stroll around Parque Pino.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Puno attractions planning site .

Getting from Arequipa to Puno by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Arequipa in July: highs in Puno hover around 20°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cerro Calvario and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Copacabana vacation planner .

Getting from Puno to Copacabana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Bolivia Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to La Paz.

Things to do in Copacabana

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

3
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 19th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and have fun at Andean Culture Distillery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Copacabana to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in La Paz are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, make a trip to Centro Cultural Masis, and take in breathtaking views at Icla Canyon.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sucre trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from La Paz to Sucre in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sucre: highs are around 24°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR ©
Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR
Cal Orck'o ©
Cal Orck'o

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz and then explore the striking landscape of Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre and then explore the striking landscape of Amboro National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz holiday planner .

You can fly from Sucre to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sucre, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uyuni.

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
Plaza 24 de Septiembre ©
Plaza 24 de Septiembre

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
When in Uyuni, make a side trip to see Museo de la Llama y la Sal in Colchani, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, examine the collection at Train Cemetery, get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uyuni itinerary planner.

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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Cruz in July, with highs in Uyuni at 4°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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