33 days in Bolivia Itinerary

33 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Fly to La Paz, Shuttle to Copacabana
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Copacabana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tres Rios
— 1 night
Drive to El Alto International Airport, Fly to Uyuni Airport
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Uyuni
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tupiza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sucre
— 5 nights
Fly
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Santa Cruz
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cochabamba
— 4 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 7 nights
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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: trek along Isla del Sol, make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Copacabana trip builder.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Copacabana is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from San Jose to Copacabana, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Puma Punku, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the ancient world of Tiwanaku.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tiwanaku trip site.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Tiwanaku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Tiwanaku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tres Rios.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tres Rios

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Illimani.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tres Rios trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiwanaku to Tres Rios takes 4 hours. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Tres Rios

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Uyuni

— 4 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Change things up with a short trip to Pueblo Pulacayo in Potosi (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Ferroviaria.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uyuni trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tres Rios to Uyuni. In April, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then explore the striking landscape at Puerta del Diablo.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tupiza trip planner.

You can drive from Uyuni to Tupiza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sucre.

Things to do in Tupiza

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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: examine the collection at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, stop by Inca Pallay Shop, and get outside with La Maja.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sucre trip planner.

Getting from Tupiza to Sucre by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Santa Cruz

— 5 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 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia La Santa Cruz, and take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz vacation maker.

Getting from Sucre to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sucre in April, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Cochabamba

— 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: appreciate the history behind El Cristo de la Concordia, admire the striking features of Palacio Portales, appreciate the views at Valle Alto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Juan de Dios.

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You can fly from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in Cochabamba when traveling from Santa Cruz in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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 29th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Killi Killi, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip planner.

You can fly from Cochabamba to La Paz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cochabamba in April, plan for colder days in La Paz, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Bolivia travel guide

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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.