15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Shuttle
2
Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Drive
3
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Drive
4
Portillo
— 1 night
Drive to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Fly to La Serena
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La Serena
— 2 nights
Fly
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Mirador.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Santiago travel route planning tool.

Atlanta, USA to Santiago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Valle Nevado

— 1 night
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
On the 30th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valle Nevado road trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

Valparaiso

— 1 night

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip maker.

You can drive from Valle Nevado to Valparaiso in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Portillo.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Portillo

— 1 night
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portillo trip app.

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Portillo takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Portillo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

La Serena

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Faro Punta Tortuga, then get a dose of the wild on Central Tour la Serena, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, stroll around Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Elqui Terapias.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Serena travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portillo to La Serena. In August in La Serena, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip builder website.

You can fly from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Serena in August, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are a bit cooler (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.