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Best time to visit Bolivia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Bolivia is May-June

While Bolivia is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-June is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

The very hottest temperatures in La Paz, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bolivia, tend to reach around 14℃ (58℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of -1℃ (31℉) in La Paz. Other destinations in Bolivia can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

The days are longest in Bolivia in November, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Bolivia falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

Continue reading to find out about when to visit Bolivia, including the climate, seasonal info, FAQs and more for loads of the top places you NEED to explore, as well as all the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

November

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

November

Bolivia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Bolivia is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Bolivia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
La PazMay-June
11℃
5℃
12℃
5℃
12℃
5℃
12℃
4℃
12℃
2℃
11℃
0℃
11℃
0℃
11℃
1℃
12℃
3℃
13℃
5℃
13℃
6℃
12℃
6℃
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Top FAQs

Bolivia is in South America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Bolivia:

The warmest month of the year in La Paz, one of the most popular places to visit in Bolivia, is November.
The driest month of the year in La Paz, Bolivia, is usually around June each year.

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