7 days in Chile Itinerary

7 days in Chile Itinerary

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7 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Santiago

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.
Santiago is known for parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner .

Medellin, Colombia to Santiago is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time to Chile Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Tours
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, and then examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip planner .

You can take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
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.
Step out of Santa Cruz with an excursion to Vina Santa Cruz in Lolol--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, examine the collection at Museo El Huique, and stop by Vinonauta.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz road trip planning site .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valparaiso in April, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vina Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

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