23 days in Chile Itinerary

23 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile vacation planner

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Drive to El Loa Airport, Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Drive to Portillo
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Portillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valle Nevado
— 1 night
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Santiago
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, stroll through Salar de Tara, make a trip to Tunel, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in June, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portillo.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Portillo

— 1 night
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portillo attractions planning tool.

Explore your travel options from San Pedro de Atacama to Portillo with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Portillo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Santa Cruz

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Santa Cruz to Lolol to see Hacienda Araucano about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at MontGras, surround yourself with nature on Cabalgatas Valle de Colchagua, see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Cruz using our trip planner.

Getting from Portillo to Santa Cruz by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Valle Nevado road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Valle Nevado takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Santiago.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Santiago

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Pirque (Vina El Principal, Concha y Toro, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Valle Nevado to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 5 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 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, and get impressive views of Rano Kau.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santiago to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa. In July, daily temperatures in Hanga Roa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.