15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Shuttle:  31​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 1 day
Bus:  3​h
3
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus:  11​h 15​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Atacama Desert. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama ©
Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama

1
day
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.
On the 21st (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Patagonia Viajes, then browse the exhibits of La Tehuelche, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stop by Krea Noe.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip maker site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Patagonia Viajes ©
Patagonia Viajes
La Tehuelche ©
La Tehuelche

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kenavic and Nao Victoria Museo. Do your shopping at La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno and La Esquina del Remate. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, and take a tour of Casco Fragata Lord Lonsdale.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas visit planner .

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Parks Winter Sports
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La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno ©
Kenavic ©
Kenavic
Plaza Munoz Gamero ©
Plaza Munoz Gamero

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Ovahe and Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Orongo, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, don't miss a visit to Puna Pau, and delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in July: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 24°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ovahe ©
Ovahe
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Viu Manent Winery and MontGras. Step out of Santa Cruz with an excursion to Playa Punta de Lobos in Pichilemu--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Colchagua Museum and do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hanga Roa to Santa Cruz in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Santa Cruz is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in July: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Punta de Lobos
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Playa Punta de Lobos ©
Playa Punta de Lobos
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

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