15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Osorno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Rio Bueno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Niebla
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Valdivia
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Vina del Mar
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
7
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ski Portillo in Portillo (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago day trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osorno.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Portillo, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
Osorno

Osorno ©
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Crater Raihuen, then relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Buena Vista, and then stroll around Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Salto de la Olla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral San Mateo, then admire the local landmark of Plaza De Armas, and finally pick up some local products at Feria libre de Rahue.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Osorno trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santiago to Osorno. In August, daily temperatures in Osorno can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rio Bueno.

Things to do in Osorno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno ©
Granja Educativa Buena Vista ©
Granja Educativa Buena Vista
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo

1
night
Rio Bueno

Rio Bueno ©
Río Bueno is a city and commune in southern Chile administered by the Municipality of Río Bueno. On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to San Jose de Alcudia Fort, then take in the views from Puente Chirre, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Alfonso Brandt.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rio Bueno travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Osorno to Rio Bueno in an hour. In August in Rio Bueno, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Niebla.

Things to do in Rio Bueno

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Parque Alfonso Brandt ©
Parque Alfonso Brandt
Puente Chirre ©
Puente Chirre
San Jose de Alcudia Fort ©
San Jose de Alcudia Fort

1
night
Niebla

Niebla ©
A coastal town with a scattering of cultural and historical sites, Niebla sits at the mouth of the Valdivia River where it runs out into the Pacific.
On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de Niebla, then make a trip to Encuentro Costumbrista, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Niebla route planner .

You can drive from Rio Bueno to Niebla in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Niebla are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Niebla

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Encuentro Costumbrista ©
Encuentro Costumbrista

2
nights
Valdivia

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, then head outdoors with Parque Saval, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Rio Calle Calle, examine the collection at Museo Historico y Antropologico, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan a Valdivia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Valdivia is very close to Niebla. In August in Valdivia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia ©
Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia
Museo Historico y Antropologico ©
Museo Historico y Antropologico

3
nights
Vina del Mar

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.
Explore Vina del Mar's surroundings by going to Emiliana Organic Vineyards (in Casablanca), Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo, don't miss a visit to Pais de Artesanos, and take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vina del Mar driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Valdivia to Vina del Mar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, Vina del Mar is somewhat warmer than Valdivia - with highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Casa de Isla Negra, Matetic Vineyards, Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

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 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and finally make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas and then explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Vina del Mar to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vina del Mar in August, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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