7 days in Chile Itinerary

7 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 45 min
3
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
4
Punta Arenas
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
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 shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

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

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then stop by Libreria Del Desierto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Museo del Meteorito ©
Museo del Meteorito

1
night
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo, and then contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa day trip tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, Hanga Roa is much hotter at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Orongo ©
Orongo

1
day
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero, see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas vacation builder.

Getting from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas by flight takes about 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hanga Roa in March, with highs in Punta Arenas at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Plaza Munoz Gamero ©
Plaza Munoz Gamero
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello ©
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello

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