16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santiago
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Serena
— 1 night
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
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Iquique
— 1 night
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 2 nights
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 get in some beach time at Ovahe and Anakena. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Orongo and Ahu Tahai. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Rano Kau, examine the collection at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, and explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau.

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Manchester, UK to Hanga Roa is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In November, Hanga Roa is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santiago

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and then examine the collection at La Chascona.

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You can fly from Hanga Roa to Santiago in 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
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 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, do a tasting at MontGras, and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Laura Hartwig Winery, then relax in the rural setting at Lecheria Los Maitenes, then do a tasting at Vina Montes, and finally learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle.

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Getting from Santiago to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to La Serena.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

La Serena

— 1 night

City of Churches

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.
On the 9th (Sat), head off the coast to Isla Damas and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Punta Choros.

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You can drive from Santa Cruz to La Serena in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in November, plan for a bit cooler days in La Serena, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Nature

San Pedro de Atacama

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valle Arcoiris and Piedras Rojas. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Geyser del Tatio. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, see the sky in a new way at San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

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Traveling by flight from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from La Serena in November, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Iquique

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, then wander the streets of Baquedano Street, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally stroll through Playa Cavancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chanavayita, admire nature's extreme beauty at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, and then get outside with Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique.

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Take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.