15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santo Angelo
Drive:  19 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
La Serena
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
3
Pucon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Santo Angelo

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piedras Rojas. Explore hidden gems such as Atacama Desert and San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary planner .

Santo Angelo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 24-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santo Angelo to San Pedro de Atacama. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

1
night
La Serena

La Serena ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardin del Corazon, then delve into the mystery of Valle del Elqui, and then kick back and relax at Playa La Herradura.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the La Serena sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, expect nights in La Serena to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa La Herradura
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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Playa La Herradura ©
Playa La Herradura
Jardin del Corazon ©
Jardin del Corazon

1
night
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Lake Caburga.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pucon trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from La Serena to Pucon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Lake Caburga ©
Lake Caburga
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas vacation planning site .

You can drive from Pucon to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rano Kau and Playa Ovahe. Take a break from the city and head to Rapa Nui National Park and Anakena Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Orongo and make a trip to Puna Pau.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hanga Roa using our trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Varas in March, expect nights in Hanga Roa to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at La Chascona, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista. On your second day here, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago driving holiday planner .

Fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

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