15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile vacation planner

Make it your trip
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
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Santiago
— 5 nights
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Vina del Mar
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 3 nights
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama day trip app.

Chicago, USA to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Pedro de Atacama. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Varas

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Varas: Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales) and Volcan Osorno (in Puerto Montt). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas road trip app.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Varas by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trips

Santiago

— 5 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to Concha y Toro in Pirque--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), stop by Patio Bellavista, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santiago driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vina del Mar

— 3 nights

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, stroll through Reñaca, and then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Edificio Luis Cousino, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at La Sebastiana, then take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow, and finally don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Tours · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.