5 days in Chile Itinerary

5 days in Chile Itinerary

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5 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Atacama Desert.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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.
Do your shopping at Costanera Center and Central Market (Mercado Central). Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Concha y Toro in Pirque, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at La Chascona, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santiago tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

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