17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

17 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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La Paz
— 3 nights
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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
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Uyuni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tupiza
— 1 night
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Sucre
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 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. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, and view the masterpieces at Casa Museo Solon.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the La Paz travel route builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to La Paz is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to La Paz. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, expect La Paz to be colder, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiwanaku.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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 15th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Puma Punku, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then delve into the distant past at Tiwanaku.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tiwanaku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Paz to Tiwanaku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in Tiwanaku

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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 16th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then trek along Isla del Sol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

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You can drive from Tiwanaku to Copacabana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tres Rios.

Things to do in Copacabana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Tres Rios

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Illimani.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tres Rios sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Tres Rios takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Tres Rios

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
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Uyuni

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Pueblo Pulacayo, then examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arquecologia y Antropologico de los Andes Meridionales.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uyuni trip maker.

Drive from Tres Rios to Uyuni in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daytime highs in Uyuni are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Tupiza

— 1 night
The southwestern mining town of Tupiza, near the Argentine border, reminisces of the wild west, and is supposedly the place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid faced their demise after a long string of bank robberies.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tupiza road trip planner.

Drive from Uyuni to Tupiza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sucre.

Things to do in Tupiza

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:
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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.
Sucre is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, stop by Inca Pallay Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sucre trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tupiza to Sucre takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. March in Sucre sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sucre

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Santa Cruz

— 3 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 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Amboro National Park. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Kaa-Iya National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia La Santa Cruz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, and take a stroll around Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sucre to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sucre in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Santa Cruz: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.