9 days in La Paz, Cochabamba & Uyuni Itinerary

9 days in La Paz, Cochabamba & Uyuni Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
La Paz
— 5 nights
2
Cochabamba
— 1 night
3
Uyuni
— 2 nights

5
nights
La Paz

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz and Tiwanaku. Visiting Chacaltaya Ski Resort and Mayhem Adventures will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, make a trip to Mi Teleferico, stop by Artesania Sorata, and take in the awesome beauty at Illimani.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz tour planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is El Alto International Airport. In September in La Paz, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cochabamba.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours ©
Golf Tours Bolivia-Day Tours
Chacaltaya Ski Resort ©
Chacaltaya Ski Resort

1
night
Cochabamba

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 9th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Sebastian, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio Portales, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza 14 de Septiembre.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cochabamba trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Cochabamba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from La Paz, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Cochabamba, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Cochabamba

Historic Sites Museums
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Palacio Portales
Palacio Portales
Catedral de San Sebastian ©
Catedral de San Sebastian
Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad ©
Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad

2
nights
Uyuni

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales de Polques, examine the collection at Necropolis & Museum Kawsay Wasy, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Geiser Sol de la Manana, and finally make a trip to San Cristobal de Lipez. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Train Cemetery and then make a trip to Plaza Arce.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uyuni driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cochabamba to Uyuni in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cochabamba in September: highs in Uyuni hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks Museums
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Geiser Sol de la Manana ©
Geiser Sol de la Manana
Aguas Termales de Polques ©
Aguas Termales de Polques
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

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