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How to Visit Bolivia in 2 Weeks – Itinerary and Path

Bolivia might be small compared to other countries surrounding it, but fact remains there is are a lot of things to do in Bolivia. It is hard to explore the country in less than a month and trying to do so will force backpackers to make difficult choices. In only 2 weeks it is impossible to fit

The Must-see of Bolivia:

  • Salar de uyuni
  • Amazonian Forest
  • La Paz
  • Lago Titicaca

Great to see:

  • Sucre
  • Potosi
  • Tupiza
  • Santa Cruz

Jungle or Salar de Uyuni

The best way to discover Bolivia in 2 weeks is to choose between the jungle or the Salar de Uyuni. I strongly recommend the Salar de Uyuni as the jungle can also be explored in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. The Salar de Uyuni is a unique sight and is clearly the greatest attraction in Bolivia. It takes a while to get there and the activity itself can be quite time consuming.

Where to land: La Paz

La Paz is a good place to land as you are close to Lago Titicaca, the Jungle and the major roads to bring you towards Uyuni, Sucre or Potosi.

Visiting Bolivia in 2 weeks

This is the option I recommend since you get to explore Bolivia and see an impressive diversity of highlights. You also get a few days to relax at Isla del Sol and Copacabana before heading back towards real life. The first day in La Paz will probably take a toll on you as you need to adapt to altitude – you can expect altitude sickness. There are a lot of things to do in La Paz and afterwards seeing Sucre is quite a contrast. Spending a day in Potosi to explore the mines and see the harsh reality of many Bolivians before heading towards the town of Uyuni to start the 3 day tour around the Salar is an experience.

Bolivia and the Salar de Uyuni in 2 weeks

Day 1 Arriving in La Paz
Day 2 Enjoy La Paz, get acclimatized
Day 3 La Paz
Day 4 Sucre
Day 5 Sucre
Day 6 Potosi
Day 7 Potosi to Uyuni
Day 8 Salar de Uyuni
Day 9 Salar de Uyuni
Day 10 Salar de Uyuni
Day 11 Return towards La Paz
Day 12 Copacabana & Isla del Sol
Day 13 Copacabana & Isla del Sol
Day 14 Departure from La Paz



Jungle & Salar de Uyuni in 2 weeks (Not recommended)

This really isn’t recommended as you will spend so much time in transportation not really seeing anything beside : La Paz, the jungle and the Salar de uyuni. It will also be very expensive as you do a lot of expensive activities in such a short amount of time; the rest of the time you will just be moving from one place to the other. This really isn’t a vacation it will take all your energy.

Jungle & Salar of Uyuni (Not recommended)

Day 1 Arriving in la Paz
Day 2 Enjoy La Paz, get acclimatized
Day 3 La Paz
Day 4 Go to the jungle (flight)
Day 5 jungle
Day 6 Jungle
Day 7 Jungle
Day 8 la Paz
Day 9 Transportation towards uyuni
Day 10 Salar de Uyuni
Day 11 Salar de Uyuni
Day 12 Salar de Uyuni
Day 13 Return towards La Paz
Day 14 Departure from La Paz


It is much better to visit Bolivia in 3 weeks; then you can really soak the country in and see what Bolivia is really about.


My name is Paco and I traveled more than 70 countries in the past 10 years. Currently trying to balance traveling to new places, working and being the father of a beautiful little girl.

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