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Salar de Uyuni - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - MP

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Salar de Uyuni - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - MP

My wife and I are wondering the best way to get Salar de Uyuni, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, and Machu Picchu into our South American adventure.

From USA would it be best to fly to Lima and then fly to the other destinations, or would overland bus be better? I know it's a long distance between destinations but we'd have about two weeks max.

Your thoughts, or experience?


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1. Re: Salar de Uyuni - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - MP

2 weeks is a really short time for covering all of this, you will be running from place to place. Salar de Uyuni itself will take you 4 - 5 days, and you would want to spend at least 2 days at the Lake + minimum 1 day in La Paz. I would suggest skip Uyuni. Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca have enough to keep you occupied for 2 weeks.

A common route that many travelers take is

Cusco - Lake Titicaca by bus, there are many luxury overnight bus on this route.

Lake Titicaca (Copacabana) - La Paz by bus. Its a 4hr journey

La Paz - Uyuni - Overnight bus journey. This you can also do by flight.

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2. Re: Salar de Uyuni - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - MP

Yes, it does seem like a lot! Thanks for your reply.

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