18 days in Chile Itinerary

18 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 7 nights
2
Santiago
— 4 nights
3
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, contemplate the geological forces at Lascar, and don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation planner.

Valletta, Malta to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Valletta in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Vina El Principal has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip maker tool.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Pirque
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

2
nights
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, thenexamine the collection at La Sebastiana, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow, thenmake a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), thenexamine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally kick back and relax at Reñaca.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Valparaiso online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora, thenmake a trip to Muelle Historico, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento de la Mano. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

Start your trip to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is slightly colder than Valparaiso - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Kayaking & Canoeing

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