60 days in Peru, Brazil & Bolivia Itinerary

60 days in Peru, Brazil & Bolivia Itinerary

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Manaus, Brazil
— 7 nights
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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
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 8 nights
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Puerto Maldonado, Peru
— 5 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 10 nights
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Juliaca, Peru
— 2 nights
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Tacna, Peru
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Manaus, Brazil

— 7 nights

Paris of the Tropics

It's hard not to get excited when planning a trip to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the largest city on the mighty Amazon River.
Manaus is known for nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Meeting of Waters, kick back and relax at Ponta Negra Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Museu da Amazonia (MUSA), and hunt for treasures at Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Eduardo Gomes International Airport. In July in Manaus, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto Velho.

Things to do in Manaus

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Rondon, see the interesting displays at Dom Joao Batista Costa Museum, don't miss a visit to Espaco Alternativo de Porto Velho, and get outside with Salsalito Jungle Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Velho driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Manaus to Porto Velho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Porto Velho are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly 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, walk around Parque do Tucuma, don't miss a visit to Novo Mercado Velho, and see the interesting displays at UFAC University Acervos Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rio Branco itinerary planner.

Fly from Porto Velho to Rio Branco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Acre Standard Time (ACT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto Velho in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rio Branco, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to 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 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Guembe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, walk around Parque Lomas de Arena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia La Santa Cruz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

Getting from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 35.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rio Branco to Santa Cruz due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rio Branco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tunari, admire the verdant scenery at Valle Alto, and head outdoors with andesXtremo.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cochabamba trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, plan for much colder nights in Cochabamba, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puma Punku (in Tiahuanaco), Chacaltaya Ski Resort (in Milluni) and Tiwanaku (in Tiwanaku). Spend the 2nd (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, walk around Valley of the Moon, and head outdoors with Chacaltaya.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our La Paz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cochabamba to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cochabamba, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Maldonado.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Maldonado: Tambopata National Reserve (Lago Sandoval, Tres Chimbadas Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Mariposario Tambopata, contemplate the waterfront views at Tambopata River, and take a peaceful walk through Monkey Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Maldonado travel site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Maldonado due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in August, things will get much warmer in Puerto Maldonado: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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 (Salinas de Maras & Moray) and Pisac (Pisac & Museo de Pisac). On the 16th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, admire the landmark architecture of Centro Historico De Cusco, hike along exploor, and steep yourself in history at Qorikancha.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Puerto Maldonado in August: high temperatures in Cusco hover around 24°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to 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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Real Plaza Juliaca, explore the striking landscape at Capachica Peninsula, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz de Santa Catalina. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de la Merced.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Juliaca trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Cusco to Juliaca takes 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cusco in August: high temperatures in Juliaca hover around 21°C and lows are around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for 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: surround yourself with nature on Samatours, get outside with Locomotora Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Tacna, and make a trip to Paseo Civico.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tacna journey planner.

You can drive from Juliaca to Tacna in 8 hours. Traveling from Juliaca in August, plan for warmer nights in Tacna, with lows around 13°C.

Things to do in Tacna

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.