11 days in Chile Itinerary

11 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santiago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vina del Mar
— 3 nights
Fly
3
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Fly

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Santiago

— 3 nights

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, explore the galleries of E.N.D. Espacio Nacional de Diseno, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Santiago travel route planning app.

Teresina, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Teresina to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Vina del Mar

— 3 nights

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vina del Mar: Casablanca (Emiliana Organic Vineyards & Kingston Family Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Reñaca, and take a stroll around Quinta Vergara.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vina del Mar trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Piedras.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can fly from Vina del Mar to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vina del Mar in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Chile travel guide

4.3
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.