8 days in Chile & Colombia Itinerary

8 days in Chile & Colombia Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Bogota, Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Santiago, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago online trip itinerary builder.

Orlando, USA to Santiago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and finally see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama online trip maker.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Bogota in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Colombia Standard Time (COT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, you will find days in Bogota are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Cartagena, Colombia

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa.

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Traveling by flight from Bogota to Cartagena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in November; daily highs in Cartagena reach 89°F and lows reach 78°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites

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.

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.