8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile itinerary planner

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Santiago
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
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Santiago

— 4 nights

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santiago vacation planner.

Madrid, Spain to Santiago is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Santiago is minus 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

San Pedro de Atacama

— 2 nights
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 (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor and then explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.