9 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

9 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

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9 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis

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.
Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at La Chascona and Barrio Bellavista. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, learn about winemaking at Vina Cousino Macul, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and take a stroll through Barrio Lastarria.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florianopolis to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
night
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 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo 21 de Mayo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, then get great views at Paseo Yugoslavo, and finally examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

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Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Paseo Yugoslavo ©
Paseo Yugoslavo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and finally explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Socaire and then identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valparaiso in November: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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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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