13 days in Chile Itinerary

13 days in Chile Itinerary

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13 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Austin
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  19 h 15 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
2
Santiago
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  14 h 15 min
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
End: Austin

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 outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and browse the collection at Libreria Del Desierto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama travel website .

Austin, USA to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Pedro de Atacama. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner .

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 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Valparaiso trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

1
night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in April; daily highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) reach 52°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Orongo, then delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and then delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Rano Kau and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanga Roa holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Hanga Roa takes 14.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in April, things will get much warmer in Hanga Roa: highs are around 77°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

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