8 days in Bolivia Itinerary

8 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Uyuni
— 1 night
Drive
3
Potosi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sucre
— 1 night
Fly
5
Tiwanaku
— 2 nights
Drive to El Alto International Airport, Fly to Tulsa

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La Paz

— 2 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mirador Killi Killi, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, then make a trip to Calle Sagarnaga, then make a trip to Mi Teleferico, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the La Paz online journey builder.

Tulsa, USA to La Paz is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Bolivia Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in May, you will find days in La Paz are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are cooler (29°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Uyuni

— 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Train Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip planning tool.

You can fly from La Paz to Uyuni in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from La Paz in May: highs in Uyuni hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Potosi.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Potosi

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa and then steep yourself in history at Cerro Rico.

Before you visit Potosi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Uyuni to Potosi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in May: highs in Potosi hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sucre.

Things to do in Potosi

Historic Sites

Sucre

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, then make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sucre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Potosi to Sucre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Potosi in May: high temperatures in Sucre hover around 69°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Childrens Museums

Tiwanaku

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Puma Punku and then delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tiwanaku online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to Tiwanaku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sucre in May; daily highs in Tiwanaku reach 59°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

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.