17 days in Chile Itinerary

17 days in Chile Itinerary

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17 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Hanga Roa
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Villarrica
— 2 nights
Travel:  132​h
End: Los Angeles


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2
nights
Hanga Roa

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 a sense of the local culture at Ahu Vinapu and Papa Vaka. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ovahe and Playa Pea. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, don't miss a visit to Hanga Te Tenga, and pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa road trip planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Easter Is. Time (EAST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Hanga Roa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ovahe ©
Ovahe
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Vinapu
Ahu Nau Nau ©
Ahu Nau Nau

2
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.
Atacama Desert has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Rojas and Lascar. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Quebrada del Diablo and look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Pedro de Atacama trip simple and quick.

Getting from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lascar ©
Lascar
Quebrada del Diablo ©
Quebrada del Diablo
Museo del Meteorito ©
Museo del Meteorito

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Patagonia Line, then take in the exciting artwork at La Tehuelche, and then explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for colder days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Parks Nature
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La Tehuelche ©
La Tehuelche

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Templo Baha'i and Santuario de Santa Teresa de Los Andes. Explore hidden gems such as Kingston Family Vineyards and Castillo Hidalgo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Playa El Canelillo (in Algarrobo) and Valparaiso (Paseo Yugoslavo & Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross (1897)). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Violeta Parra.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santiago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Villarrica.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Playa El Canelillo, Santuario de Santa Teresa de Los Andes, Kingston Family Vineyards
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Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Paseo Yugoslavo ©
Paseo Yugoslavo

2
nights
Villarrica

With the city and commune set among a wealth of impressive natural sights, holidays in Villarica tend to be outdoors and full of adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Villarrica. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Villarrica vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Santiago to Villarrica in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Villarrica

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Pucon
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica

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