8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Pucon
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

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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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at La Chascona, and take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Nature
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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night
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Walking tours
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

1
night
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Mercado Fritz, then take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Villarrica. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Region IX Ltd and then take in the natural beauty of Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pucon online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Valparaiso to Pucon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Pucon

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Villarrica
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Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Catedral de Villarrica ©
Catedral de Villarrica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and finally examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and then don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama visit planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Pucon to San Pedro de Atacama in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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