31 days in Paraguay, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

31 days in Paraguay, Bolivia & Peru Itinerary

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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Sucre, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Cusco, Peru
— 5 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 12 nights
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Arequipa, Peru
— Few hours

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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asuncion: Lago Ypacarai (in San Bernardino) and Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo del Barro, don't miss a visit to Banco Nacional de Fomento, and browse the range of quality goods at Paseo La Galeria.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Asuncion travel planner.

Pilar to Asuncion is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Pilar to Asuncion, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Asuncion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz, get into the urban bustle at Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto, then make a trip to Plaza 24 de Septiembre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro "Monsenor Carlos Geriche Suarez". Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias de la Chiquitania and then admire the natural beauty at Guembe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz road trip planner.

You can fly from Asuncion to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sucre.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Catedral de Santa Cruz
4.4
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Garden
Guembe
4.6

2
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Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre ©

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 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cal Orck'o, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Recoleta, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR, then shop like a local with Arte y Cultura Sucre Galeria, and finally stop by Casa de Turismo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of House of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad, engage your brain at Museo del Tesoro, then make a trip to Plaza 25 de Mayo, and finally get outside with La Maja.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sucre trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, expect nights in Sucre to be colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uyuni.

Things to do in Sucre

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Cal Orck'o
3.7
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Landmark
Plaza 25 de Mayo
4.5

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
On the 10th (Mon), head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uyuni vacation planner.

You can fly from Sucre to Uyuni in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sucre in May: highs in Uyuni hover around 3°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Salar de Uyuni
4.9
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Island
Isla Incahuasi
4.6

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La Paz, Bolivia

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mercado de Las Brujas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Unique, and kick your exploration up a notch at Vertical Route.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Uyuni in May, plan for much warmer days and a bit cooler nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7
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Scenic Drive
WMDR Yungas Road
4.5

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Maras (Salinas de Maras & Moray). On the 18th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sacsayhuaman, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolombino, make a trip to San Blas, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cusco trip itinerary app.

Fly from La Paz to Cusco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Cusco is minus 1 hour. In May, Cusco is somewhat warmer than La Paz - with highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Sacsayhuaman
4.7
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Historic Site
Plaza de Armas
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Salinas de Maras
4.6

12
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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Machu Picchu: Zipline (in Santa Teresa), Siete Tinajas (in Quillabamba) and Ruinas de Choquequirao (in Cachora). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, make a trip to Plaza Manco Capac, indulge in some personalized pampering at Wonderful Hands Spa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Arequipa.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Winay Wayna
4.9
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Lookout
Intipuncu
4.7

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Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa ©

White City

In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Mundo Alpaca.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arequipa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Machu Picchu to Arequipa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Highlights from your trip
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Ranch
Mundo Alpaca
4.2

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