5 days in San Jose de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz & Cochabamba Itinerary

5 days in San Jose de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz & Cochabamba Itinerary

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5 days in San Jose de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz & Cochabamba Itinerary

Start: Tangara da Serra
Drive:  10​h 30​min
San Jose de Chiquitos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
End: La Paz

San Jose de Chiquitos

San Jose de Chiquitos
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Las Misiones Jesuiticas and then take a stroll around Parque Santa Cruz la Vieja.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Jose de Chiquitos attractions website .

Tangara da Serra, Brazil to San Jose de Chiquitos is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, daytime highs in San Jose de Chiquitos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose de Chiquitos

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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 12th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Iglesias de la Chiquitania, buy something for everyone on your list at Ventura mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Jose de Chiquitos to Santa Cruz by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Jose de Chiquitos in July, you will find days in Santa Cruz are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

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Iglesias de la Chiquitania ©
Iglesias de la Chiquitania
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Catedral de Santa Cruz
Ventura mall ©
Ventura mall


Cochabamba ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of Palacio Portales, don't miss a visit to El Cristo de la Concordia, don't miss a visit to Plaza 14 de Septiembre, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at La Cancha.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cochabamba attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in July, expect much colder with lows of 5°C in Cochabamba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cochabamba

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La Cancha ©
La Cancha
Palacio Portales
Palacio Portales
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