15 days in Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama & Iquique Itinerary

15 days in Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama & Iquique Itinerary

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Santiago
— 6 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Iquique
— 4 nights

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Santiago

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.
When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately Pirque away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

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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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama driving holiday planner.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Iquique is known for beaches, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, browse the different shops at Mall Zofri, get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Iquique, and don't miss a visit to Paseo Peatonal Cavancha.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Iquique trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Antofagasta Region travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · Hot Springs
The II Antofagasta Region is one of Chile's fifteen first-order administrative divisions. It comprises three provinces, Antofagasta, El Loa and Tocopilla. It is bordered to the north by Tarapacá and by Atacama to the south and is the second-largest region of Chile. To the east it borders Bolivia and Argentina. The capital of the region is the port city of Antofagasta, another important city being Calama. The main economic activity is copper mining in the giant porphyry copper systems located inland.Climate is extremely arid albeit somewhat milder near the coast. Nearly all of the region is devoid of vegetation except close to the Loa River or at oases such as San Pedro de Atacama. Much of the inland is covered by salt flats, tephra and lava flows. The coast exhibits prominent cliffs.The region was sparsely populated by indigenous Changos and Atacameños until massive Chilean immigration in conjunction with a saltpeter boom in the later 19th century. The region used to be Bolivian until the War of the Pacific broke out in 1879.

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