60 days in Peru, Bolivia & Brazil Itinerary

60 days in Peru, Bolivia & Brazil Itinerary

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Porto Velho, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rio Branco, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 6 nights
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
— 6 nights
Fly
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 8 nights
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cusco, Peru
— 10 nights
Drive
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Juliaca, Peru
— 2 nights
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Tacna, Peru
— 4 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
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Porto Velho, Brazil

— 3 nights
Not a feature on most tourist itineraries, Porto Velho can make an interesting stop when headed to Manaus by riverboat.
Porto Velho is known for shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Rondon, don't miss a visit to Espaco Alternativo de Porto Velho, examine the collection at Museu Internacional do Presepio, and get outside with Salsalito Jungle Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto Velho planning website.

In July, daily temperatures in Porto Velho can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Rio Branco.

Things to do in Porto Velho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Rio Branco, Brazil

— 5 nights
A valley town in northern Brazil, Rio Branco was founded by rubber tappers and maintains its historical connection to the plantations that began the original settlement.
Rio Branco is known for parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rio Branco, make a trip to Novo Mercado Velho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nossa Senhora de Nazare, and see the interesting displays at UFAC University Acervos Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rio Branco trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto Velho to Rio Branco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Porto Velho to Rio Branco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Velho in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Rio Branco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Rio Branco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 6 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 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Guembe, get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, and shop like a local with ArteCampo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz takes 35.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Acre Standard Time (ACT) to Bolivia Time (BOT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rio Branco in July, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Cochabamba, Bolivia

— 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.
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 verdant scenery at Valle Alto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de las Aves Agroflori, and stroll around Ecoturistico Pairumani Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cochabamba tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for cooler nights in Cochabamba, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

La Paz, Bolivia

— 8 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Paz: Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Calle Sagarnaga, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz vacation maker app.

Fly from Cochabamba to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cochabamba in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puerto Maldonado, Peru

— 5 nights
Puerto Maldonado sits at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers in the Amazon rainforest.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Maldonado side-trips: Tambopata National Reserve (Lago Sandoval, Colorado Macaw Clay Lick, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Puente Billinghurst, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Jungle Nature Hikes.

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Explore your travel options from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in July, with highs in Puerto Maldonado at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cusco.

Things to do in Puerto Maldonado

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cusco, Peru

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras), Pisac (Pisac & ChocoMuseo Pisac) and Ollantaytambo (Qosqo Ayllu, Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, &more). On the 9th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacsayhuaman, explore the ancient world of Qorikancha, pause for some serene contemplation at Cusco Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cusco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Maldonado in August; daily highs in Cusco reach 24°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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 16th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Real Plaza Juliaca, take in the dramatic natural features at Capachica Peninsula, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Juliaca online trip maker.

You can drive from Cusco to Juliaca in 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cusco in August: high temperatures in Juliaca hover around 21°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tacna.

Things to do in Juliaca

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Tacna, Peru

— 4 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: get a dose of the wild on Samatours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central y Mercadillos de Tacna, don't miss a visit to Paseo Civico, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bosque Municipal De Tacna.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tacna trip planning site.

Getting from Juliaca to Tacna by car takes about 8 hours. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Juliaca in August since evenings lows in Tacna dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arequipa.

Things to do in Tacna

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Arequipa, Peru

— 8 nights

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Go for a jaunt from Arequipa to Lari to see Templo Purisima Concepcion about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa Catalina Monastery, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Goyeneche, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arequipa trip planning app.

You can drive from Tacna to Arequipa in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tacna in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Arequipa, with lows around 9°C.

Things to do in Arequipa

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

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
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.