31 days in Bolivia Itinerary

31 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Cochabamba
— 3 nights
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Sucre
— 5 nights
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Tupiza
— 2 nights
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Uyuni
— 4 nights
Fly to El Alto International Airport, Drive to Milluni
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Milluni
— 1 night
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Copacabana
— 3 nights
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Tiwanaku
— 1 night
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La Paz
— 7 nights
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Santa Cruz

— 4 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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe, explore the galleries of Iglesias de la Chiquitania, take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz itinerary planning site.

New York City, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Santa Cruz. In October, Santa Cruz is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cochabamba

— 3 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, make a trip to Plaza 14 de Septiembre, stroll around Parque de la Familia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Museo Santa Teresa.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cochabamba online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Cochabamba is a bit cooler than Santa Cruz - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sucre.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sucre

— 5 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: explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, and make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sucre trip planner.

Getting from Cochabamba to Sucre by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cochabamba in October, you will find days in Sucre are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Tupiza

— 2 nights
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 14th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Puerta del Diablo and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tupiza trip maker.

You can drive from Sucre to Tupiza in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Uyuni.

Things to do in Tupiza

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Uyuni

— 4 nights
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 Pueblo Pulacayo in Potosi, approximately Potosi away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, make a trip to Avenida Ferroviaria, and examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uyuni driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Tupiza to Uyuni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Uyuni, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Milluni.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Milluni

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Chacaltaya Ski Resort and then take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Potosi.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Milluni online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Uyuni to Milluni with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copacabana.

Things to do in Milluni

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Copacabana

— 3 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Copacabana is known for trails, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Isla del Sol, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Calvario, step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copacabana travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Milluni to Copacabana takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Tiwanaku

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an unorthodox tour of Puma Punku, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tiwanaku trip builder tool.

You can drive from Copacabana to Tiwanaku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tiwanaku are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Paz

— 7 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tiwanaku to La Paz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
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.