9 days in Chile Itinerary

9 days in Chile Itinerary

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9 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Concha y Toro and Barrio Bellavista. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santiago trip planner .

New York City, USA to Santiago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

1
night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Step out of the city life by going to Salar de Tara and Geyser del Tatio. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Atacama Desert, examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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