15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h
3
Vina del Mar
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 45​min
5
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Bristol

2
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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santiago route planner.

Bristol, UK to Santiago is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bristol to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and then look for gifts at Krea Noe. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, and finally take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow. On your second day here, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then explore the ancient world of Moai, then learn about winemaking at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Casona Veramonte.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vina del Mar trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Vina del Mar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in September: high temperatures in Vina del Mar hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Casablanca
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, then explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, and then contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional, and then explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Vina del Mar to Hanga Roa in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Vina del Mar in September, things will get a bit warmer in Hanga Roa: highs are around 24°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

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

3
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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in September, plan for colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 2°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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