15 days in Antofagasta Region Itinerary

15 days in Antofagasta Region Itinerary

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Fly to El Loa Airport, Drive to Toconao
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Toconao

Get a sense of the local culture at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Get out of town with these interesting Toconao side-trips: San Pedro de Atacama (Tebinquinche Lake, Salar de Tara, &more).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Toconao road trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Toconao is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Toconao is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antofagasta.

Things to do in Toconao

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Antofagasta

Pearl of the North

A major port city of northern Chile, Antofagasta officially became part of the country in 1904, when the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile and Bolivia formerly enshrined a new regional status quo after the War of the Pacific (1879-83).
Do some cultural sightseeing at European Southern Observatory Paranal and Catedral de Antofagasta. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Estación Antofagasta, see the interesting displays at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, try your luck at Enjoy Antofagasta, and explore the striking landscape at La Portada.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Antofagasta online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Toconao to Antofagasta in 4.5 hours. In May in Antofagasta, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Antofagasta Region travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · Hot Springs
The II Antofagasta Region is one of Chile's fifteen first-order administrative divisions. It comprises three provinces, Antofagasta, El Loa and Tocopilla. It is bordered to the north by Tarapacá and by Atacama to the south and is the second-largest region of Chile. To the east it borders Bolivia and Argentina. The capital of the region is the port city of Antofagasta, another important city being Calama. The main economic activity is copper mining in the giant porphyry copper systems located inland.Climate is extremely arid albeit somewhat milder near the coast. Nearly all of the region is devoid of vegetation except close to the Loa River or at oases such as San Pedro de Atacama. Much of the inland is covered by salt flats, tephra and lava flows. The coast exhibits prominent cliffs.The region was sparsely populated by indigenous Changos and Atacameños until massive Chilean immigration in conjunction with a saltpeter boom in the later 19th century. The region used to be Bolivian until the War of the Pacific broke out in 1879.

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