33 days in Chile Itinerary

33 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip itinerary planner

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Santiago
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 6 nights
Fly
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La Serena
— 4 nights
Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Drive to Portillo
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Portillo
— 1 night
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pirque (Vina Santa Alicia & Concha y Toro). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · 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 31st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Valle Nevado trip builder tool.

Take a shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Vina Casa Silva (in San Fernando), Vina Santa Cruz (in Lolol) and Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua (in San Vicente de Tagua Tagua). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Viu Manent, do a tasting at Vina Montes, and see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Getting from Valle Nevado to Santa Cruz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valparaiso: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Kingston Family Vineyards), Matetic Vineyards (in Lagunillas) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get great views at La Piedra Feliz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Valparaiso vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Valparaiso takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Valparaiso, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, contemplate the long history of Orongo, stop by Tamure Shop, and explore the ancient world of Rano Raraku.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa trip app.

You can fly from Valparaiso to Hanga Roa in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valparaiso in August: high temperatures in Hanga Roa hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, and appreciate the views at Valle de Catarpe.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker site.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa in August, plan for cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

La Serena

— 4 nights

City of Churches

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from La Serena: Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal (in Pisco Elqui) and Distillery Tours (in Vicuna). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valle del Elqui, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, stroll around Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto), and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia Santo Domingo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Serena journey planner.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in August, you will find days in La Serena are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Portillo.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portillo

— 1 night
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
On the 24th (Tue), hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portillo tour itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Serena to Portillo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Portillo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your 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.