16 days in Bolivia Itinerary

16 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Fly
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Sucre
— 3 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tiwanaku
— 1 night
Drive
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Copacabana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tres Rios
— 1 night
Drive to El Alto International Airport, Fly to Uyuni
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Uyuni
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Guembe and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias de la Chiquitania. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia La Santa Cruz, make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, and finally get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santa Cruz is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Santa Cruz due to the time zone difference. In March in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR and Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta, and get a taste of the local shopping with Inca Pallay Shop.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in March, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Sucre: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

La Paz

— 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia de San Francisco and Casa Museo Solon. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, and examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Paz driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sucre in March, with highs in La Paz at 17°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

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. On the 21st (Sun), explore the ancient world of Puma Punku, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then contemplate the long history of Tiwanaku.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tiwanaku day trip site.

Drive from La Paz to Tiwanaku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tiwanaku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Mon), head off the coast to Isla De La Luna and then trek along Isla del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Copacabana road trip planning site.

You can drive from Tiwanaku to Copacabana in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tres Rios.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Tres Rios

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Illimani.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Tres Rios journey planner.

Drive from Copacabana to Tres Rios in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Tres Rios

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Uyuni

— 3 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce, and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Pueblo Pulacayo.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tres Rios to Uyuni. 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 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

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.