15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly
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Santiago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Bus to Santiago, Fly to Hanga Roa
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Iquique
— 2 nights
Bus
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
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Santiago

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vina Santa Rita and Cinco Oceanos Dive Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa de Isla Negra and Concha y Toro. Change things up with a short trip to La Nave Imaginaria in Isla Negra (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 7th (Fri), do a tasting at Vina Montes, then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, then do a tasting at Vina Apaltagua, and finally learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Laura Hartwig Winery, do a tasting at MontGras, and then examine the collection at Colchagua Museum.

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You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 5 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rano Raraku and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Nau Nau. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Orongo, stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, stroll through Anakena, and make a trip to Ahu Hanga Te'e.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Cruz to Hanga Roa takes 10.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santa Cruz to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In May, Hanga Roa is a bit warmer than Santa Cruz - with highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Iquique.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Iquique

— 2 nights
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Peatonal Baquedano, then see the interesting displays at Salitrera Santa Laura, then see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo De La Vivencia Religiosa Del Norte Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha, then take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Iquique, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally wander the streets of Baquedano Street.

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You can fly from Hanga Roa to Iquique in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

San Pedro de Atacama

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then stroll through Valle Arcoiris, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 2°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.