21 days in Chile Itinerary

21 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
2
Iquique
— 2 nights
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
4
Santiago
— 3 nights
5
Isla Negra
— 1 night
6
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights

4
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ahu Tongariki and Orongo. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional, delve into the distant past at Papa Vaka, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Tau Kiani Rapa Nui, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa online travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hanga Roa is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Hanga Roa dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Orongo ©
Orongo

2
nights
Iquique

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and Museo Corbeta Esmeralda. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Salitrera Santa Laura, head outdoors with Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha, and go for a walk through Costanera.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Iquique travel planner.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Iquique by flight takes about 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Iquique due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura

4
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 Tebinquinche Lake and Pukara de Quitor. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and stop by Libreria Del Desierto.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama route planner.

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos

3
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at La Chascona, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santiago driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Isla Negra.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Isla Negra

Isla Negra ©
Despite its name, Isla Negra is not an island but a small coastal area of Chile, near the town of El Quisco.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to La Nave Imaginaria and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Isla Negra.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Negra day trip app.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Isla Negra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Isla Negra

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

4
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Muelle Frutillar. Take a break from Puerto Varas with a short trip to Museo Colonial Aleman in Frutillar, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro, get a taste of life in the country at Fundo Playa Venado, and get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas online travel planner.

Fly from Isla Negra to Puerto Varas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Isla Negra in October, expect Puerto Varas to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Frutillar, Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
River Rafting & Tubing

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