21 days in Chile Itinerary

21 days in Chile Itinerary

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21 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 8 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
3
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Castillo Hidalgo. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso), Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, learn about winemaking at Matetic Vineyards, and don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Casablanca, La Sebastiana, Odfjell Vineyards, Concha y Toro, Casa de Isla Negra
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valle De La Luna and Geyser del Tatio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pukara de Quitor and Machuca. Step out of San Pedro de Atacama with an excursion to Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu in San Francisco de Chiu Chiu--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara, explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral San Mateo and Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Visiting Petrohué Waterfalls and Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Volcan Osorno, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro, enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Varas online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Varas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February: highs in Puerto Varas hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Catedral San Mateo
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Get outdoors at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip builder app .

Getting from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Varas in February, you will find days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Kayaking & Canoeing

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