18 days in Chile Itinerary

18 days in Chile Itinerary

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18 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  29​h
1
Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Valparaiso
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Chennai

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Ski Portillo (in Portillo). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago planning app .

Chennai, India to Santiago is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Chennai to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro, Ski Portillo
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

5
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.
Take a break from San Pedro de Atacama with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Atacama Desert, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama route website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atacama Desert, Salar de Atacama
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

5
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas), Vina Errazuriz (in San Felipe) and Casablanca (Attilio & Mochi Passionate Winemakers, Vina Casas del Bosque, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, stop by Emporio Porteno, learn about winemaking at Vina Von Siebenthal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reñaca.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valparaiso tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Valparaiso, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Casablanca, Reñaca, Matetic Vineyards, Vina Von Siebenthal, Vina Errazuriz
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Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
Matetic Vineyards ©
Matetic Vineyards
Vina Casas del Bosque ©
Vina Casas del Bosque

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