8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile vacation planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Vina del Mar
— 1 night
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights



— 3 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: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Vina del Mar

— 1 night

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, and then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vina del Mar road trip planner.

Drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Vina del Mar, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Tours · Museums

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker tool.

Getting from Vina del Mar to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vina del Mar in March, plan for little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chile travel guide

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.