8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Iquique
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
3
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, then stroll through Playa Cavancha, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iquique trip maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Iquique is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Iquique is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

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Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Meteorito and Father Le Paige Museum. Get outdoors at Valle Arcoiris and Piedras Rojas. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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