12 days in Chile Itinerary

12 days in Chile Itinerary

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12 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vina del Mar
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Valparaiso
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
6
Chillan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Pelluhue
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
8
Copiapo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
La Serena
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
10
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 30​min
11
Villarrica
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Santiago

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mall Arauco Maipu, Palacio De La Moneda, Museo Historico y Militar de Chile, and other attractions you added.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Buin Zoo
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Cartagena

Cartagena
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip planner.

Drive from Santiago to Cartagena in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cartagena are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Tours Outdoors

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
San Antonio is a Chilean city, commune and the capital of the San Antonio Province in the Valparaíso Region. Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Pirque), Casablanca (Villard Fine Wines, Quintay Vineyards, & more) and Fantasilandia (in Santiago). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Matetic Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Jose de Melipilla, see the interesting displays at Isla Negra Museum House, and stroll through Playa Punta de Tralca.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio visit planner .

San Antonio is just a short distance from Cartagena. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in San Antonio

Wineries

Side Trip

Villard Fine Wines
Highlights from your plan
Villard Fine Wines ©
Villard Fine Wines

1
night
Vina del Mar

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo and then examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar holiday site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Vina del Mar takes 1.5 hours. September in Vina del Mar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valparaiso
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion
Quinta Vergara ©
Quinta Vergara

few
hours
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Valparaiso day trip planner .

Valparaiso is just a short distance from Vina del Mar. September in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chillan.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

1
night
Chillan

Chillan ©
With a population of approximately 175,000 people, Chillan represents the most populous urban area in Nuble Province.
To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chillan trip maker site .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Chillan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Chillan when traveling from Valparaiso in September, with lows around 5°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pelluhue.

Things to do in Chillan

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Chillan ©
Catedral de Chillan

1
night
Pelluhue

Pelluhue
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Arcos de Calan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pelluhue journey planner.

You can drive from Chillan to Pelluhue in 2.5 hours. In September in Pelluhue, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toCopiapo.

Things to do in Pelluhue

Parks Nature

1
night
Copiapo

Copiapo
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Make your Copiapo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Pelluhue to Copiapo in 13.5 hours. You'll set off for La Serena on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valle del Elqui. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the galleries of Casa de las Artes, admire the natural beauty at Jardin del Corazon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avenida del Mar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cruz Del Tercer Milenio, then stroll through Valle del Elqui, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de La Serena and then enjoy the sand and surf at Totoralillo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read La Serena trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Copiapo to La Serena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In October in La Serena, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coquimbo
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Jardin del Corazon ©
Jardin del Corazon
Avenida del Mar
Avenida del Mar

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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Pedro de Atacama.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama journey site .

Getting from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from La Serena in October, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (3°C). On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Villarrica.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama ©
Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama

1
night
Villarrica

Villarrica
With the city and commune set among a wealth of impressive natural sights, holidays in Villarica tend to be outdoors and full of adventures.
Villarrica Volcano has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Villarrica Volcano.

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

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Villarrica by car takes about 25.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Villarrica

Outdoors Tours Parks

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