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:  13​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 15​min
2
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 1 day
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Valparaiso
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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 18th (Thu): look and learn at Atacama Observatory, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and finally explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for little chillier days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe, and then kick back and relax at Playa Lechagua.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ancud trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Ancud takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ancud: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

1
day
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at La Sebastiana, then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then kick back and relax at Reñaca, and finally make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip planning website .

Getting from Ancud to Valparaiso by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ancud in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Valparaiso: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Central Market (Mercado Central). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de Bomberos de Santiago, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago itinerary planning website .

Drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)

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