17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bolivia trip planner
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Fly
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly
2
Sucre
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Potosi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Uyuni
— 1 night
Bus
5
Cochabamba
— 1 night
Fly
6
La Paz
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Copacabana
— 2 nights
Ferry to San Pablo de Tiquina, Taxi to Tiwanaku
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Tiwanaku
— 2 nights
Drive to El Alto International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Santa Cruz — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias de la Chiquitania, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro "Monsenor Carlos Geriche Suarez", and then buy something for everyone on your list at Patio Design LifeStyle Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

Washington, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington to Santa Cruz. When traveling from Washington in June, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sucre.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:

Sucre — 3 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.
Let the collections at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR and Museo del Tesoro capture your imagination. House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad and Templo-Museo "San Francisco de Asis" are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, see the interesting displays at MUSEF ETNOGRAFIA Y FOLKLORE, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sucre trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Santa Cruz to Sucre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, you will find days in Sucre are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are cooler (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Potosi.
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Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Casa Nacional de la Moneda and then contemplate the long history of Cerro Rico.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Potosi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sucre to Potosi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, Potosi is slightly colder than Sucre - with highs of 59°F and lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uyuni.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Uyuni — 1 night

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce, and finally see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uyuni online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Potosi to Uyuni in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Potosi in June, plan for little chillier days in Uyuni, with highs around 45°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cochabamba.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Cochabamba — 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tunari. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind El Cristo de la Concordia and then take an in-depth tour of Convento Museo Santa Teresa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cochabamba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to Cochabamba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in June, plan for warmer days in Cochabamba, with highs around 79°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to La Paz.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

La Paz — 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Valley of the Moon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos and National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, learn about all things military at Museo Litoral Boliviano, and stop by Green Hands.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the La Paz travel route planner.

Getting from Cochabamba to La Paz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cochabamba in June: highs in La Paz hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Copacabana — 2 nights

The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
On the 17th (Sat), trek along Isla del Sol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca and then take some stellar pictures from Cerro Calvario.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Copacabana day trip planner.

You can drive from La Paz to Copacabana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tiwanaku.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

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 19th (Mon): delve into the mystery of Puma Punku and then steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tiwanaku journey site.

Getting from Copacabana to Tiwanaku by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Tiwanaku are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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.
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