8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 30 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
La Serena
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
4
Punta Arenas
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the activities along Laguna Chaxa, explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and then look for gifts at Libreria Del Desierto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama online holiday builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to San Pedro de Atacama. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
night
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Jardin del Corazon, then admire all the interesting features of Valle del Elqui, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Herradura.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the La Serena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in La Serena, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa La Herradura
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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Playa La Herradura ©
Playa La Herradura
Jardin del Corazon ©
Jardin del Corazon

2
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ovahe and Anakena. Do some cultural sightseeing at Orongo and Ahu Tahai. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau and examine the collection at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from La Serena to Hanga Roa in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from La Serena in February, expect Hanga Roa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Orongo ©
Orongo
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

1
day
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, then examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas takes 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. In February, Punta Arenas is cooler than Hanga Roa - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello ©
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello

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