10 days in Chile Itinerary

10 days in Chile Itinerary

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10 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
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Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Punta Arenas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Santiago

3
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Yeso Dam and Parque Forestal. Venture out of the city with trips to Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo (in San Jose de Maipo) and Vina Santa Rita (in Buin). The adventure continues: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago online journey planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Jose de Maipo, Vina Santa Rita
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

1
night
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Chaxa ©
Laguna Chaxa
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, look for gifts at Krea Noe, then view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas Arturo Prat, and then get outside with Patagonia Line.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) route site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in July, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are much colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico
Spas

1
night
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Corazon and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas vacation site .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski
Monumento Al Ovejero ©
Monumento Al Ovejero
Catedral Sagrado Corazon ©
Catedral Sagrado Corazon

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