22 days in Chile Itinerary

22 days in Chile Itinerary

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22 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 5 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
2
Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Valparaiso
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

5
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.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Ski Portillo (in Portillo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santiago journey planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Ski Portillo
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
night
Valle Nevado

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
On the 7th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

Plan my day in Valle Nevado using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

4
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra), Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards, Vina Casas del Bosque, & more) and Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Valle Nevado to Valparaiso by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina del Mar, Matetic Vineyards, Casa de Isla Negra, Parque Nacional La Campana
Highlights from your plan
Emiliana Organic Vineyards ©
Emiliana Organic Vineyards
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

3
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Punta Pirulil (in Cucao) and Museo Regional de Ancud (in Ancud). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Bosquepiedra, stop by Aylla Chiloe, see the interesting displays at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, and step off the mainland to explore Isla de Quinchao.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Castro trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Valparaiso to Castro in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in August, with highs in Castro at 11°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Castro

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Museo Regional de Ancud, Punta Pirulil, Museo Historico Etnografico
Highlights from your plan
Isla de Quinchao ©
Isla de Quinchao
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Punta Pirulil ©
Punta Pirulil

2
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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional, and make a trip to Ahu Hanga Te'e.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa route maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Easter Is. Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Castro in August: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Anakena ©
Anakena

3
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

For maps and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama day trip site .

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 August, San Pedro de Atacama is cooler at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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