8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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Start: Belo Horizonte
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  15 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h 15 min
2
Punta Arenas
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Santiago
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  20 h 30 min
End: Belo Horizonte

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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 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. On the next day, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planning site.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Belo Horizonte to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in September, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are much colder (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

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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 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, steep yourself in history at British Club, view the masterpieces at Casa La Porfia, then examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, and finally take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Punta Arenas visit site.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta Arenas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Punta Arenas: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno ©
La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello ©
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello

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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 11th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Santiago tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Museums
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 12th (Thu), learn about winemaking at MontGras, then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, do a tasting at Vina Apaltagua, and then examine the collection at Colchagua Museum.

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You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

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