10 days in Chile Itinerary

10 days in Chile Itinerary

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10 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Isla Negra
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Iquique
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower and then take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santiago travel route builder .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 19th (Sun), learn about winemaking at MontGras, do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique, then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, and then do a tasting at Vina Santa Cruz.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isla Negra.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Vina Santa Cruz
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Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

1
night
Isla Negra

Isla Negra ©
Despite its name, Isla Negra is not an island but a small coastal area of Chile, near the town of El Quisco.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Casa de Isla Negra, head outdoors with Canopy El Canelo, then don't miss a visit to La Nave Imaginaria, and finally do a tasting at Matetic Vineyards.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Negra planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Isla Negra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Isla Negra when traveling from Santa Cruz in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Isla Negra

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Canopy El Canelo, Matetic Vineyards
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Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards

2
nights
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Boya Esmeralda de Iquique, get engrossed in the history at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, then wander the streets of Baquedano Street, then don't miss a visit to Paseo Peatonal Baquedano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chanavayita. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, and then kick back and relax at Playa Cavancha.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Iquique online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isla Negra to Iquique takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Iquique

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

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