9 days in Bolivia Itinerary

9 days in Bolivia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bolivia vacation planner

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Fly
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La Paz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 1 night
Drive
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Copacabana
— 2 nights
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Ferry to San Pablo de Tiquina, Bus to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Fly to Uyuni
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Uyuni
— 2 nights
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La Paz

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and make a trip to Mi Teleferico.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz trip itinerary maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to La Paz is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Bolivia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in La Paz reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Nature

Tiwanaku

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Puma Punku, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tiwanaku online sightseeing planner.

Getting from La Paz to Tiwanaku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tiwanaku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Copacabana.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Copacabana

— 2 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then explore and take pictures at Isla del Sol. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Copacabana trip planner.

You can drive from Tiwanaku to Copacabana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Uyuni

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uyuni tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Copacabana to Uyuni takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Uyuni, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

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.