9 days in Chile Itinerary

9 days in Chile Itinerary

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9 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  29​h
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Punta Arenas
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Santiago
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Huntsville

2
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Ovahe and Rano Kau. Get in touch with nature at Rapa Nui National Park and Orongo. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai and delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa holiday maker .

Huntsville, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Huntsville in May, expect nights in Hanga Roa to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Nau Nau ©
Ahu Nau Nau
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Orongo ©
Orongo

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, steep yourself in history at British Club, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, then see the interesting displays at Salesian Museum, then see the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, and finally view the masterpieces at La Galeria: Tienda de Arte y Diseno.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas trip planner .

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hanga Roa in May: high temperatures in Punta Arenas hover around 44°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

1
day
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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, examine the collection at La Chascona, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

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