30 days in Peru, Cochabamba & La Paz Itinerary

30 days in Peru, Cochabamba & La Paz Itinerary

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 6 nights
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 9 nights
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Juliaca, Peru
— 2 nights
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Tacna, Peru
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Cochabamba, Bolivia

— 4 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.
Cochabamba is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at El Cristo de la Concordia, stroll through Parque de las Aves Agroflori, don't miss a visit to Incallajta, and head outdoors with andesXtremo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cochabamba trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Jorge Wilsterman International Airport. June in Cochabamba sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

La Paz, Bolivia

— 6 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Explore La Paz's surroundings by going to Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku) and Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and stop by Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Paz holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Cochabamba to La Paz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cochabamba in June, you will find days in La Paz are much colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Maldonado, Peru

— 4 nights
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve (Lago Sandoval, Colorado Macaw Clay Lick, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Sanctuary, delve into the lush surroundings at Monkey Island, snap pictures at Puente Billinghurst, and admire the natural beauty at Mariposario Tambopata.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Maldonado holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado. In June, Puerto Maldonado is much hotter than La Paz - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 9 nights

Imperial City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cusco: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba). On the 21st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka, and delve into the distant past at Tipon.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Maldonado in June: highs in Cusco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Juliaca.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Juliaca, Peru

— 2 nights
Juliaca is the capital of San Roman Province in the Puno Region of southeastern Peru. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla Tikonata and then explore the striking landscape at Capachica Peninsula.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Juliaca trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cusco to Juliaca in 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cusco in June since evenings lows in Juliaca dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tacna.

Things to do in Juliaca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tacna, Peru

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

Located close to Peru's border with Chile, Tacna stands as the capital of the Tacna Region and represents one of the most populous urban areas in the country.
Tacna is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a short side trip with Samatours, learn about all things military at Museo De Sitio Alto dela Alianza, make a trip to Paseo Civico, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bab-ul-Islam Mosque.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tacna trip maker website.

You can drive from Juliaca to Tacna in 8 hours. Expect much hotter evenings in Tacna when traveling from Juliaca in June, with lows around 14°C.

Things to do in Tacna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.