16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  28 h
1
Punta Arenas
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
4
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
5
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  34 h
End: Belgrade

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Fri), learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, steep yourself in history at British Club, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, then see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, and finally stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo and then enjoy the sea views from Faro San Isidro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas road trip app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Punta Arenas is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belgrade to Punta Arenas. Traveling from Belgrade in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Punta Arenas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello ©
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Francisco Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and finally examine the collection at La Chascona. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia and then learn about winemaking at Vina Undurraga.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip maker.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vina Undurraga
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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.
Get some historical perspective at Rano Raraku and Ahu Tongariki. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Ahu Nau Nau. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ahu Vinapu, delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e, appreciate the history behind Hanga Kioe, and examine the collection at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get curious at Museo del Meteorito, see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay, and then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama visit planning site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama is 2 hours. Expect colder evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Hanga Roa in February, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor
Museo del Meteorito ©
Museo del Meteorito
Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay ©
Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay

1
night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Mirador Lukas, then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo, and finally explore the world behind art at Palacio Baburizza. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Moai, then do a tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Vina Casas del Bosque.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Valparaiso, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casablanca, Moai
Highlights from your plan
Vina Casas del Bosque ©
Vina Casas del Bosque
Palacio Baburizza ©
Palacio Baburizza
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about winemaking at MontGras and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle and then learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online road trip planner.

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valparaiso in February: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

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