21 days in Chile Itinerary

21 days in Chile Itinerary

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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
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Vina del Mar
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, pause for some photo ops at Hanga Kioe, delve into the distant past at One Makihi, and make a trip to Ahu Tongariki.

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New York City, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hanga Roa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Hanga Roa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vina del Mar

— 3 nights

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Explore Vina del Mar's surroundings by going to Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Casa Marin Winery (in Lo Abarca). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, make a trip to Edificio Luis Cousino, get into the urban bustle at Quinta Vergara, and get engrossed in the history at Villa Victoria.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Vina del Mar in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in May; daily highs in Vina del Mar reach 62°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), learn about winemaking at MontGras, then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique, do a tasting at Vina Montes, and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

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Traveling by car from Vina del Mar to Santa Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vina del Mar in May, Santa Cruz is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums

Santiago

— 5 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, stroll through Cerro Santa Lucia, and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip tool.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama

— 6 nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip app.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.