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
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
3
Punta Arenas
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 45​min
5
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Iquique
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  25​h
End: Bristol

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at El Colorado and then do a tasting at Santa Carolina.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary maker website .

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. Traveling from Bristol to Santiago, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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El Colorado ©
El Colorado
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Museo Historico Nacional ©
Museo Historico Nacional

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, and then explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) journey planner .

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho, make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, then see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums
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Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

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.
Visiting Orongo and Rapa Nui Parque Nacional will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Tahai. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, delve into the distant past at Ahu Akahanga, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Rapa Nui.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip planner .

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Punta Arenas in September, with highs in Hanga Roa at 24°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Orongo ©
Orongo
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Piedras Rojas. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and get outside with Quebrada del Diablo.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time (EAST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Hanga Roa in September since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

1
night
Iquique

Iquique ©
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 1st (Thu): make a trip to Plaza Prat, learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Iquique online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquique

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

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