9 days in Chile Itinerary

9 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile vacation maker

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Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
Fly
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Santiago
— 1 day
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tome
— 1 day
Drive
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Punta Arenas
— 1 day
Fly

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San Pedro de Atacama

— 1 night
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 7th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas. On the next day, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary site.

Brasilia, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brasilia to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Brasilia in January, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are little chillier (29°C), and nights are colder (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Santiago

— 1 day

City of the Island Hills

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 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then examine the collection at La Chascona, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about winemaking at MontGras, then learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, learn about winemaking at Vina Apaltagua, and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Tome.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums

Tome

— 1 day
Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. On the 12th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario El Morro, kick back and relax at Playa de Pingueral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Coliumo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tome route maker.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Tome in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Cruz in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tome: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Tome

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Arenas

— 1 day
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.
On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, then examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, then examine the collection at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tome to Punta Arenas takes 31.5 hours. Traveling from Tome in January, expect Punta Arenas to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.