11 days in Chile Itinerary

11 days in Chile Itinerary

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11 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 45​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Valparaiso
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h
End: Mexico City

2
nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama online attractions planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mexico City to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in November, plan for little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

4
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 out of Santiago with an excursion to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Santiago tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

3
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Casa de Isla Negra, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and then examine the collection at La Sebastiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso visit planner .

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Casa de Isla Negra
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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Walking tours

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