60 days in Bolivia Itinerary

60 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to La Paz
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La Paz
— 9 nights
Bus
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Coroico
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copacabana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiahuanaco
— 1 night
Drive
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Oruro
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cochabamba
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sucre
— 7 nights
Drive
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Potosi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uyuni
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tupiza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tarija
— 4 nights
Fly to Santa Cruz, Bus to Samaipata
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Samaipata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Concepcion
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de Chiquitos
— 2 nights
Taxi to Roboré, Bus to Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz
— 8 nights
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La Paz

— 9 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vertical Route and Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku), Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Chacaltaya Ski Resort (in Milluni). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Killi Killi, walk around Plaza del Monticulo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Moon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to La Paz is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to La Paz is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect La Paz to be colder, temps between 60°F and 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Coroico.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coroico

— 2 nights
Coroico is a town in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department of western Bolivia.HistoryCoroico Viejo was founded above the river Quri Wayq'u . Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at San Juan waterfalls, stroll through Ruta de la Muerte, and then cruise along Camino de la Muerte. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with Awa Rafting and then whizz through the canopy at Zzip the Flying Fox.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coroico road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from La Paz to Coroico takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in August, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Coroico

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and Avenida 6 de Agosto. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Stroll On Walking Tours, hike along Isla del Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cerro Calvario, and step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copacabana vacation builder site.

You can drive from Coroico to Copacabana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tiahuanaco.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Tiahuanaco

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Tiwanaku, and then delve into the mystery of Puma Punku.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tiahuanaco route planner.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Tiahuanaco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Tiahuanaco sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 26°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oruro.

Things to do in Tiahuanaco

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oruro

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Oruro, get a new perspective on nature at Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Virgen del Socavon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Gerardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Mina de San Jose, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of El Socavon, and then make a trip to Plaza 10 de Febrero.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oruro trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tiahuanaco to Oruro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Oruro

Historic Sites · Museums

Cochabamba

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio Portales and Tunari. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza 14 de Septiembre, scramble along the landscape with Fundacion Aventura, walk around Parque de la Familia, and appreciate the history behind El Cristo de la Concordia.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cochabamba online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Oruro to Cochabamba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oruro in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cochabamba: highs are around 81°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Sucre

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and La Recoleta. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), stroll the grounds of General Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Merced, and engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sucre trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cochabamba to Sucre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cochabamba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sucre, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Potosi.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Potosi

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple and Casa Nacional de la Moneda. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa, make a trip to Arco de Cobija, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Potosi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Potosi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sucre in September, with highs in Potosi at 61°F and lows at 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Uyuni.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Uyuni

— 6 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Hedionda and Valle De Rocas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna Canapa, contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano, make a trip to Plaza Arce, and examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uyuni trip maker.

Drive from Potosi to Uyuni in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Potosi in September, you will find days in Uyuni are cooler (35°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Puerta del Diablo and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tupiza route planner.

Traveling by car from Uyuni to Tupiza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tarija.

Things to do in Tupiza

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Tarija

— 4 nights
Tarija or San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa is a city in southern Bolivia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Represa San Jacinto and Catedral de San Bernando. The adventure continues: walk around Parque La Costanera, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica y Convento de San Francisco, stroll through Plazuela Sucre, and learn about winemaking at Casa Vinicola El Potro.

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Traveling by car from Tupiza to Tarija takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Samaipata.

Things to do in Tarija

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Samaipata

— 2 nights
Some who come for a holiday in Samaipata fall so head over heels that they never leave.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): head outdoors with Centro Ecologico Cuevas and then get to know the resident critters at Refugio Zoologico. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Landsua, then explore the ancient world of Fuerte de Samaipata, and then trek along Che Guevara Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Samaipata online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tarija to Samaipata takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Concepcion.

Things to do in Samaipata

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Concepcion

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jesuit Missions.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Concepcion holiday tool.

Getting from Samaipata to Concepcion by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Concepcion are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Chiquitos.

Things to do in Concepcion

Historic Sites

Santiago de Chiquitos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get great views at El Mirador and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Tucavaca.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Chiquitos visit planner.

Getting from Concepcion to Santiago de Chiquitos by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago de Chiquitos

Nature · Parks

Santa Cruz

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesias de la Chiquitania and Catedral de Santa Cruz. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura mall, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, stop by Samaipata, and take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Cruz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Santiago de Chiquitos to Santa Cruz in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santiago de Chiquitos in September: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.