24 days in Bolivia & Paraguay Itinerary

24 days in Bolivia & Paraguay Itinerary

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La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copacabana, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oruro, Bolivia
— 1 night
Bus
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tupiza, Bolivia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Fly to Asuncion, Bus to Encarnacion
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Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia

— 3 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
La Paz is known for parks, scenic drive, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a sense of history and politics at Centro de Informacion Turistica, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip builder site.

Seoul, South Korea to La Paz is an approximately 37-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to La Paz is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Seoul, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Copacabana, Bolivia

— 3 nights
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Copacabana is known for trails, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Isla del Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cerro Calvario, head off the coast to Isla De La Luna, and explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copacabana trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oruro.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Oruro, Bolivia

— 1 night
Located about halfway between La Paz and Sucre, the city of Oruro (also known as Uru Uru) sits at an elevation of 3,709 m (12,169 ft) above sea level.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Archaeological Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of El Socavon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oruro online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Copacabana to Oruro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oruro are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Uyuni.

Things to do in Oruro

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 11th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Arce. On your second day here, take a stroll through Pueblo Pulacayo and then see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uyuni vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Oruro to Uyuni takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Oruro in September: highs in Uyuni hover around 1°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Tupiza.

Things to do in Uyuni

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Tupiza, Bolivia

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tupiza trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Uyuni to Tupiza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sucre.

Things to do in Tupiza

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Sucre, Bolivia

— 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.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cathedral - Museo de la Catedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and then get curious at Museo del Tesoro. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Casa de Turismo, get engrossed in the history at House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, and finally admire the striking features of Church of San Felipe Neri (Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sucre trip planner.

Drive from Tupiza to Sucre in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Sucre, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Encarnacion, Paraguay

— 2 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de Jesús. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay and then stroll through San Jose Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Encarnacion trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sucre to Encarnacion takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sucre in September, with highs in Encarnacion at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asuncion.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Asuncion, Paraguay

— 3 nights

Mother of Cities

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Step out of Asuncion with an excursion to Eco Reserva Mbatovi in Paraguari--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Casa de la Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping del Sol, and make a trip to Costanera de Asuncion.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Asuncion journey app.

Drive from Encarnacion to Asuncion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Asuncion sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

— 2 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 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboro National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza 24 de Septiembre and then admire the natural beauty at Guembe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip website.

Getting from Asuncion to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asuncion in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Santa Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Bolivia travel guide

4.2
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.

Paraguay travel guide

3.9
Shopping Malls · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.