22 days in Chile Itinerary

22 days in Chile Itinerary

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22 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Tome
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Punta Arenas
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Iquique
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Tongoy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
La Serena
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Santiago

2
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.
Let the collections at La Chascona and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Costanera Center and Central Market (Mercado Central). Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and make a trip to Grand Santiago Tower.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colchagua Museum and Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Viu Manent Winery and Vina Montes. Change things up with a short trip to Punta De Lobos in Pichilemu (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: do a tasting at MontGras and examine the collection at Museo El Huique.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz planner .

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tome.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta De Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

1
night
Tome

Tome ©
Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario El Morro, kick back and relax at Playa de Pingueral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Coliumo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de Penco, kick back and relax at Coliumo, and then steep yourself in history at Fuerte La Planchada.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tome trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Tome takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Cruz in February, expect nights in Tome to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Tome

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Penco, Playa de Pingueral
Highlights from your plan
Fuerte La Planchada ©
Fuerte La Planchada

2
nights
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nao Victoria Museo and La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno. Get some cultural insight at Palacio Sara Braun and Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez. Spend a day of island exploring on the 16th (Sat) at Expedicion Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Salesian Museum, identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes, get outside with Strait of Magellan, and view the masterpieces at Casa La Porfia.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tome to Punta Arenas. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tome in February: high temperatures in Punta Arenas hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

3
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 get in some beach time at Playa Ovahe and Anakena Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rapa Nui National Park and Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui, and don't miss a visit to Puna Pau.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanga Roa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in February: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) 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 Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku

3
nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piedras Rojas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Meteorito and Pukara de Quitor. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, explore the activities along Lagunas Altiplanicas, and take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Is. Time to Chile Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in February, expect much colder with lows of 8°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and then take a stroll through Baquedano Street.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Iquique itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Iquique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tongoy.

Things to do in Iquique

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco ©
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street

1
day
Tongoy

Tongoy ©
Tongoy is a Chilean coastal town in the commune of Coquimbo in Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Humedal de Pachingo, then have fun and explore at Plazuela de Juegos Gabriela Mistral, and then kick back and relax at Playa Guanaqueros.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tongoy online route maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iquique to Tongoy. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Tongoy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plazuela de Juegos Gabriela Mistral, Playa Guanaqueros
Highlights from your plan
Humedal de Pachingo ©
Humedal de Pachingo

1
night
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Herradura, take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de La Serena, and then appreciate the views at Valle del Elqui.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Serena attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Tongoy to La Serena takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa La Herradura
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Playa La Herradura ©
Playa La Herradura
Museo Arqueologico de La Serena ©
Museo Arqueologico de La Serena

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