50 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

50 days in Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Potosi, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Oruro, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 6 nights
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
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Puno, Peru
— 2 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 6 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— 3 nights
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Nazca, Peru
— 2 nights
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Paracas, Peru
— 2 nights
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Lima, Peru
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 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.
Santa Cruz is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz online itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Santa Cruz is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in April, with highs in Santa Cruz at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Sucre, Bolivia

— 4 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, make a trip to Cal Orck'o, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, and view the masterpieces at Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sucre trip tool.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Sucre: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Potosi.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Potosi, Bolivia

— 1 night

Ville Imperial

One of the highest cities in the world at 4,090 m (13,420 ft), Potosi actually rose to fame for something below the ground.
On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Casa Nacional de la Moneda and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Historico Minero Diego Huallpa and then steep yourself in history at Cerro Rico.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Potosi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Potosi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sucre in April: high temperatures in Potosi hover around 19°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Potosi

Museums · Historic Sites

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales, and finally make a trip to Plaza Arce. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uyuni online trip planner.

You can drive from Potosi to Uyuni in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Potosi in April, expect nights in Uyuni to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Oruro.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums

Oruro, Bolivia

— 1 night
Located about halfway between La Paz and Sucre, the city of Oruro (also known as Uru Uru) sits at an elevation of 3,709 m (12,169 ft) above sea level.
Plan trip to Oruro with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Uyuni to Oruro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in April: highs in Oruro hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Oruro

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Cochabamba, Bolivia

— 2 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, stroll around Parque de la Familia, hunt for treasures at La Cancha, and steep yourself in history at Convento Museo Santa Teresa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cochabamba trip planning app.

Getting from Oruro to Cochabamba by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oruro in April, with highs in Cochabamba at 32°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa, and ponder the world of politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Paz trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cochabamba to La Paz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cochabamba, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Historic Sites

Copacabana, Bolivia

— 1 night
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 22nd (Fri): stroll through Isla del Sol.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Copacabana trip builder site.

You can drive from La Paz to Copacabana in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Puno, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Lake

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.
Step out of Puno to go to Chucuito and see Fertility Temple, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 25th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Taquile Island, delve into the distant past at Sillustani, stroll around Parque Huajsapata, and don't miss a visit to Catedral de Puno.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puno travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Puno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Copacabana to Puno is minus 1 hour. In April in Puno, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 6 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.
On the 1st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, and take a stroll through San Blas.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco attractions app.

Getting from Puno to Cusco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puno in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cusco, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Arequipa.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arequipa, Peru

— 3 nights

White City

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: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Museo de la Catedral de Arequipa, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Armas, and stop by Yanahuara.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip maker website.

Getting from Cusco to Arequipa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cusco in May since evenings lows in Arequipa dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nazca.

Things to do in Arequipa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Nazca, Peru

— 2 nights
The southern city of Nazca draws visitors to its archaeological and historical sites.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Nasca Lines, then get engrossed in the history at Didactic Museum Antonini (Museo Antonini), and then explore the ancient world of Cantalloc Aqueduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stop by Taller de Artesania "Andres Calle Flores" and then delve into the distant past at Cahuachi.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nazca day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arequipa to Nazca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paracas.

Things to do in Nazca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Paracas, Peru

— 2 nights
A port town largely devoted to tourism, Paracas serves as a popular starting point for exploration of Peru's south coast.
On the 7th (Sat), head off the coast to Islas Ballestas and then gain insight at Ballestas Islands. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Chandelier and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paracas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nazca to Paracas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Paracas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Lima.

Things to do in Paracas

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lima, Peru

— 12 nights

City of the Kings

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.
Step out of Lima to go to Lunahuana and see Iglesia de Santiago Apostol, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lima trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paracas to Lima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lima

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

Peru travel guide

4.6
Ruins · 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.