7 days in Chile Itinerary

7 days in Chile Itinerary

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7 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Punta Arenas
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas and then boost your wellbeing at Atacama Desert. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and then identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toronto to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be a bit warmer, around 6°C, while days are much warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

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.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Salesian Museum, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, steep yourself in history at British Club, then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, and finally see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas trip itinerary site .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta Arenas by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Historic Sites
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Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at La Chascona, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

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