11 days in Chile Itinerary

11 days in Chile Itinerary

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11 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Iquique
— 1 day
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Isla Negra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, and then delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, then make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Cavancha.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Iquique trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla Negra.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta De Tralca, look for all kinds of wild species at Quebrada de Cordoba, and then examine the collection at Casa de Isla Negra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isla Negra online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Iquique to Isla Negra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Isla Negra, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Isla Negra

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Punta De Tralca, Quebrada de Cordoba
Highlights from your plan
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Quebrada de Cordoba ©
Quebrada de Cordoba

1
night
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 20th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, learn about winemaking at MontGras, and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz attractions planner.

You can drive from Isla Negra to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Isla Negra in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

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 21st (Sat): examine the collection at La Chascona, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo.

Plan my trip to Santiago with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Santiago by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

2
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Orongo, make a trip to Ahu Riata, delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui, and finally steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa tour planning app .

Getting from Santiago to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. September in Hanga Roa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Orongo ©
Orongo
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

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