12 days in Chile Itinerary

12 days in Chile Itinerary

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12 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly + shuttle:  11​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
San Felipe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Medellin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Altiplanicas, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, and then make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker site .

Medellin, Colombia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time to Chile Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Medellin in June, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Felipe.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

1
night
San Felipe

San Felipe ©
San Felipe is a commune and the capital city of the San Felipe de Aconcagua Province in central Chile's Valparaíso Region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaza de Armas de San Felipe, do a tasting at Vina Errazuriz, and then do a tasting at Vina Von Siebenthal.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Felipe trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Pedro de Atacama to San Felipe. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, expect nights in San Felipe to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Felipe

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vina Von Siebenthal
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Vina Errazuriz ©
Vina Errazuriz
Vina Von Siebenthal ©
Vina Von Siebenthal

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Lolol (Vina Santa Cruz & Hacienda Araucano) and Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, and stop by Vinonauta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Felipe to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Felipe in June, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lolol, Vina Casa Silva
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Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle
MontGras ©
MontGras

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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

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