Best Time to Visit Bolivia

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Bolivia. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of La Paz, Trinidad und Sucre. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Bolivia for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -3 °C to 33 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.0811.5 in
Average Annual Temperature is between 8.8 °C (La Paz) and 26.2 °C (Trinidad)
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Geographical location

The South American landlocked state of Bolivia borders Peru and Chile to the west and Argentina and Paraguay to the south. East of Bolivia lies Brazil.

In the west of Bolivia are mountain ranges of the Andes, two mountains cross the border of 6400 meters. The Sajama is Bolivia’s highest mountain at 6542 meters, the Illimani follows it just behind at 6439 meters. Bolivia has about 10.6 million people, which is just 10 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The central highlands of Bolivia offer a home to about 60 percent of the population. In the valleys of the Andes, at an altitude between 1200 and 1800 metres, there are some wet forests. The capital of the country is Sucre with about 238,000 inhabitants.

Sucre is centrally located inland at the foot of the Andes. Northeast of the capital is Santa Cruz. Outside this big city, the region is only sparsely populated, here you will find tropically hot lowlands. 3372 of 5100 square miles of Lake Titicaca are in western Bolivia. The other part of the lake is in Peru.

Climate in Bolivia

White lama (François Bianco)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The enormous differences in altitude characterize the different climate of Bolivia. In the area of Lake Titicaca there is a temperate mountain climate. This is reflected in small temperature fluctuations between summer and winter and a rather large difference between day and night temperatures.

The climate in the Altiplano area is cool and moderate. Large differences between day and night temperatures and average seasonal temperature fluctuations can be found here.

In the eastern Andes, a subtropical climate shapes temperatures and precipitation. Average day and night temperatures of over 20 °C can be found here. The eastern and northern lowlands of Bolivia are determined by the savannah climate. Low humidity and temperatures of over 30 °C can be found here.

Best Time to Visit Bolivia: Overview

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When to visit Bolivia?


Due to the different climatic zones, the best travel season for Bolivia cannot be generalized. For La Paz in western Bolivia, the months of May to August are the best time to travel. Day temperatures of 13 °C to 14 °C and low rainfall make the region interesting for trekking tours.

Centrally located Trinidad is the best time to travel from April to October. Temperatures of 29 °C to 32 °C are on the agenda here. Precipitation is kept within narrow limits during this period. The southern area of Sucre can be visited all year round. Mild temperatures ensure pleasant travel conditions all year round.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Bolivia) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
La PazMay, June, July, and August
TrinidadApril, May, June, July, August, September, and October
Sucreall months

Climate Charts Bolivia

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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La Paz

Climate Chart La Paz
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Trinidad

Climate Chart Trinidad
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Sucre

Climate Chart Sucre
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Bolivia

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Bolivia, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in La Paz (Bolivia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°13°13°14°14°13°13°13°14°15°15°14°
Night Temperature-0°-2°-3°-2°
Precipitation (inch)5.554.332.831.460.590.160.350.711.341.572.133.78
Hours of Sunshine655678876666
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in La Paz is 8.8 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: November (10.4 °C)
Coldest month: July (7.2 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 24.8 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except June

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Trinidad (Bolivia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature32°31°31°31°29°29°29°32°33°32°32°32°
Night Temperature22°22°22°21°19°17°15°17°19°21°21°22°
Precipitation (inch)11.59.539.025.084.291.771.571.652.914.657.2810.04
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Trinidad is 26.2 °C.

Warmest month: December (27.8 °C)
Coldest month: July (23.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 69.29 inch

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, March, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 47.36 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Trinidad.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Sucre (Bolivia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature20°19°19°19°20°19°19°20°21°21°21°20°
Night Temperature13°12°12°12°10°10°11°12°13°13°
Precipitation (inch)5.914.964.251.810.390.160.080.550.912.22.834.88
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Sucre is 15.7 °C.

Warmest month: November (17.3 °C)
Coldest month: June (13.8 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 28.94 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Sucre.

Highlights and Attractions


The so-called Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt pan in the world, is located in southern Bolivia. Around 25,000 tons of the estimated 10 billion tons of salt are mined annually. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and is located in western Bolivia. About 120 miles north of the government seat La Paz is the Madidi National Park. Here live the largest number of protected animals worldwide – an absolute highlight of every Bolivia trip.

Popular Activities

More attractions

La Paz: Morning Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide | La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World’s Most Dangerous Road | La Paz to Uyuni: Sleeper Bus Ticket and Hotel Pick-Up | 2-Day Private Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Tour from La Paz | La Paz: Afternoon Small-Group Local Food Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in La Paz
few clouds     few clouds, 6 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 4 mph WNW
Air Pressure: 1038 hPa       Humidity: 70 %
Last updated: 20th Sep 2019, 01:24 pm
The next days …
21st Sep 201922nd Sep 201923rd Sep 201924th Sep 201925th Sep 201926th Sep 2019
moderate rain6 °C to 15 °Csky is clear5 °C to 16 °Csky is clear5 °C to 17 °Csky is clear5 °C to 15 °Clight rain4 °C to 16 °Cmoderate rain5 °C to 17 °C
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Clouds: 70 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 26 %
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