19 days in Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

19 days in Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

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19 days in Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  20 h
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Iquique, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
5
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
La Paz, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Bournemouth, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Santiago, Chile

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 hidden gems such as Casa de Isla Negra and Canopy El Canelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca). There's lots more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santiago itinerary maker website.

Bournemouth, UK to Santiago is an approximately 20- hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Santiago is minus 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Canopy El Canelo, Casa Marin Winery, Casa de Isla Negra, La Sebastiana
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

3
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ahu Tongariki and Orongo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe, and get impressive views of Rano Kau.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Hanga Roa takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Easter Is. Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tebinquinche Lake and Lagunas Altiplanicas. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

2
nights
Iquique, Chile

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Cavancha, make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, then wander the streets of Baquedano Street, then learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ruta Patrimonial. Keep things going the next day: see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, then head outdoors with Oasisfly Paragliding, then examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo De La Vivencia Religiosa Del Norte Grande.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Iquique trip builder.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in Iquique

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni and then head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Hedionda.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uyuni trip planning tool.

Getting from Iquique to Uyuni by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Uyuni sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Nature Parks
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Laguna Hedionda ©
Laguna Hedionda

3
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cumbre and then take a memorable drive along WMDR Yungas Road. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in July: highs in La Paz hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Food Tours
Off-Road Tours

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