18 days in Bolivia Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 1 day
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
La Paz
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Ferry to San Pablo de Tiquina, Bus to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Fly to Montreal


Santa Cruz — 1 day

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 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, admire the natural beauty at Guembe, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz road trip planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Santa Cruz is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Santa Cruz. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sucre.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Recoleta and Museo Casa de la Libertad. Discover out-of-the-way places like General Cemetery and Plaza 25 de Mayo. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri), pause for some serene contemplation at Sucre Cathedral, engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, and walk around Simon Bolivar Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sucre trip itinerary planner.

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 August, plan for slightly colder days in Sucre, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Potosi.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Potosi — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Rico and Casa Nacional de la Moneda. Get some historical perspective at Santa Teresa Convent Museum - Convento Museo Santa Teresa and San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Negra, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta De Las Galaxias.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Potosi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sucre to Potosi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sucre in August, with highs in Potosi at 17°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Uyuni.
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Uyuni — 3 nights

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Incahuasi. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Siloli Desert, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Polques, see the interesting displays at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geiser Sol de la Manana.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uyuni holiday planner.

Getting from Potosi to Uyuni by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Potosi in August: highs in Uyuni hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to La Paz.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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La Paz — 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Tiwanaku and Iglesia de San Francisco will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Illimani and WMDR Yungas Road will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Huayna Potosi in Milluni (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, tour in harmony with nature at Solace Trekking and Tours, walk around Valley of the Moon, and look for gifts at Unique.

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Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in August: highs in La Paz hover around 18°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Copacabana.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
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Copacabana — 3 nights

The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Get a sense of the local culture at Isla del Sol and Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana. Get in touch with nature at Horca del Inca and Isla De La Luna. There's much more to do: get great views at Cerro Calvario, make a trip to Avenida 6 de Agosto, and explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

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Traveling by car from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Bolivia travel guide

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.