16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
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Drive to El Loa Airport, Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Drive to Portillo
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Portillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Drive to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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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: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

Start your trip to San Pedro de Atacama by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portillo.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Portillo

Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portillo vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro de Atacama to Portillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Portillo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santiago attractions site.

You can drive from Portillo to Santiago in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

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Valle Nevado

The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valle Nevado trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.