12 days in Chile Itinerary

12 days in Chile Itinerary

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Start: Brasilia
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 45 min
2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 45 min
3
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Brasilia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and finally stop by Libreria Del Desierto. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online trip builder.

Brasilia, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Brasilia in January, plan for little chillier days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Orongo, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, and then get impressive views of Rano Raraku. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Rapa Nui Parque Nacional.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January since evenings lows in Hanga Roa dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, thenadmire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Castro trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Castro in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Hanga Roa in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Castro: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chonchi
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli
Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon ©

2
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get outside with Pinguineras and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud, examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, thensee the interesting displays at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Ancud

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

3
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.
La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de San Lazaro for their historical value. Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santiago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Ancud to Santiago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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