19 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

19 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

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19 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 6 nights
bus:  14​h
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 10 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet, National Museum of History, Barrio Paris Londres, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa El Canelillo. Get some historical perspective at Paseo 21 de Mayo and Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross (1897). Venture out of the city with trips to Estancia El Cuadro (in Casablanca) and Valparaiso (Museo Mirador Lukas & Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Playa El Canelillo, El Yeso Dam, Estancia El Cuadro
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Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa El Canelillo ©
Playa El Canelillo

1
night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip planning website .

Take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for San Pedro de Atacama on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Tours Parks

10
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quebrada del Diablo and Valle Arcoiris. Do your shopping at Mall Plaza Calama and Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama. Get out of town with these interesting San Pedro de Atacama side-trips: Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu (in San Francisco de Chiu Chiu), Toconao (Cementerio de Toconao & Campanario de San Lucas) and Calama (Parque para la Preservacion de la Memoria Historica, Casino Marina del Sol Calama, & more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Chaxa, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Calama, Toconao, Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
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Quebrada del Diablo ©
Quebrada del Diablo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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