11 days in Chile Itinerary

11 days in Chile Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santiago
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 3 nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Dallas, USA to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get a bit warmer in San Pedro de Atacama: highs are around 77°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santiago

— 4 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Valparaiso

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Reñaca, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Matetic Vineyards and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Isla Negra.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso attractions planning site.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.