32 days in Chile Itinerary

32 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner

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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portillo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Valle Nevado
— 2 nights
Fly
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Copiapo
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Bus
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Arica
— 5 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 4 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 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata, and steep yourself in history at Papa Vaka.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanga Roa day trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 70°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Valparaiso

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Casablanca (Vinedos Veramonte & Emiliana Organic Vineyards) and Parque Nacional La Campana (in Olmue). The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Rioja, get great views at La Piedra Feliz, and head outdoors with Mirador Diego Portales.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso holiday builder.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso in 7 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Valparaiso due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in August; daily highs in Valparaiso reach 60°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Portillo.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Portillo

— 2 nights
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day. On the next day, explore the activities along Laguna del Inca.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portillo trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Valparaiso to Portillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Santiago.

Things to do in Portillo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Ex-Tren Militar del Cajon de Maipo (in Melocoton) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and shop like a local with Patio Bellavista.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Portillo to Santiago takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Valle Nevado

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Valle Nevado attractions planner.

Getting from Santiago to Valle Nevado by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Copiapo.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Copiapo

— 2 nights
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll around Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera, learn more about the world around you at Parque Paleontologico De Caldera, then take an in-depth tour of Casa Tornini Museo - Centro Cultural, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Vicente de Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Desierto Florido and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Copiapo online trip planner.

Getting from Valle Nevado to Copiapo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Copiapo

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta to see Salar de Atacama about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, take in the awesome beauty at Cordillera de la Sal, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Copiapo to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 36°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Arica.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Arica

— 5 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Lauca. Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Morro de Arica, see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, admire the landmark architecture of San Marcos Church, and get impressive views of Parinacota Volcano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Arica road trip tool.

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arica

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

4.3
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.