17 days in Chile Itinerary

17 days in Chile Itinerary

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17 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
3
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect colder with lows of 4°C in San Pedro de Atacama. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

5
nights
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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Torres del Paine National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Muelle Historico.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner .

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. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are cooler, around 13°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

2
nights
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, and finally make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valparaiso travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Valparaiso by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In April, Valparaiso is somewhat warmer than Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, and wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santiago holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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