14 days in Bolivia Itinerary
— 1 night
Fly to La Paz, Bus to San Pablo de Tiquina, Ferry to Copacabana
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Fly to Sucre, Drive to Potosi
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
End: Santa Cruz
Sun, Sep 3 - Sat, Sep 16
Uyuni — 1 night
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.On the 3rd (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Siloli Desert, then contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Hedionda. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi, explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then explore the activities along Laguna Canapa.
For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uyuni holiday planner.
Cusco, Peru to Uyuni is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cusco to Uyuni. Traveling from Cusco in September, you will find days in Uyuni are colder (1°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Copacabana.
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Copacabana — 1 night
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trek along Isla del Sol and then step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Horca del Inca and then don't miss a visit to Avenida 6 de Agosto.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copacabana online vacation planner.
You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Uyuni to Copacabana in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Paz.
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La Paz — 4 nights
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urban Rush Bolivia and Calle Sagarnaga. Go for a jaunt from La Paz to Tiwanaku to see Tiwanaku about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon, don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.
For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the La Paz trip maker website.
You can drive from Copacabana to La Paz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in La Paz are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Potosi.
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Potosi — 1 night
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 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de la Ciudad de Potosi, then admire the striking features of San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Cerro Rico.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Potosi tour app.
Do a combination of flight and car from La Paz to Potosi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sucre.
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Sucre — 2 nights
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.On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Cal Orck'o, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Clara Convent, engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Universidad de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sucre Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa de la Libertad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Recoleta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sucre driving holiday planner.
Getting from Potosi to Sucre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, Sucre is a bit warmer than Potosi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Santa Cruz.
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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.Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Guembe and then walk around Parque Lomas de Arena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesias de la Chiquitania, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Cruz, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz holiday planner.
You can fly from Sucre to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sucre, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip
Bolivia travel guide
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.