17 days in Chile Itinerary

17 days in Chile Itinerary

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17 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Shuttle:  33​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Bus:  11​h 15​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: New Delhi

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 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Pedro de Atacama, use our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in March; daily highs in San Pedro de Atacama reach 28°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
night
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
On the 18th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nercon, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno de Andachildo, steep yourself in history at Fortin Tauco, then examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, then admire the striking features of Church of Castro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Castro visit planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Castro by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, plan for little chillier days in Castro, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chonchi, Isla Chiloe
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Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli

2
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua. On your second day here, make a trip to Fuerte Ahui, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, then see the interesting displays at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ancud online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Castro to Ancud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Ancud sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Orongo, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, and then make a trip to Rano Raraku. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, then kick back and relax at Anakena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Ovahe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanga Roa day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ancud to Hanga Roa takes 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ancud to Hanga Roa. Traveling from Ancud in March, expect nights in Hanga Roa to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

1
night
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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo El Huique, then learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, and then examine the collection at Colchagua Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at MontGras, then do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle.

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You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hanga Roa to Santa Cruz in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Santa Cruz. Traveling from Hanga Roa in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

5
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.
Visit Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Iglesia de San Lazaro for their historical value. La Chascona and Barrio Bellavista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, learn about winemaking at Villard, enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Santiago Tower, and make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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