15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + shuttle:  17​h
1
Valparaiso
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Isla Negra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
day
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Moai, see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and then examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Valparaiso is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Boston to Valparaiso, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Valparaiso is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Isla Negra.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

1
night
Isla Negra

Isla Negra ©
Despite its name, Isla Negra is not an island but a small coastal area of Chile, near the town of El Quisco.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Casa de Isla Negra, get outside with Canopy El Canelo, then don't miss a visit to La Nave Imaginaria, and finally learn about winemaking at Matetic Vineyards.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Isla Negra trip maker .

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Isla Negra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or 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 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Isla Negra

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Canopy El Canelo, Matetic Vineyards
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Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Colchagua Museum and Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua. Viu Manent Winery and MontGras are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando) and Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, examine the collection at Museo El Huique, and stop by Vinonauta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz road trip site .

Getting from Isla Negra to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Isla Negra, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lolol, Vina Casa Silva
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Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum

3
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.
Concha y Toro and Barrio Bellavista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki. Escape the urban bustle at Anakena and Orongo. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional, delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, and appreciate the history behind Hanga Kioe.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough 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
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna and then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Pedro de Atacama, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Hanga Roa in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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