18 days in Chile Itinerary

18 days in Chile Itinerary

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18 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + shuttle:  30​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the geological forces at Lascar, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

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Valletta, Malta to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Valletta in March, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Salar de Atacama
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

4
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.
You've now added Vina El Principal to your itinerary. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at La Chascona, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santiago day trip website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Pirque
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at La Sebastiana, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally kick back and relax at Reñaca.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora, then don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento de la Mano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

Getting from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in April; daily highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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

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