8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then view the masterpieces at E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas.

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Brisbane, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Santiago, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
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 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, then look for gifts at Libreria Del Desierto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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