11 days in Chile Itinerary

11 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile journey maker

Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Vina del Mar
— 1 night
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Drive to El Loa Airport, Fly to Louisville



— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip builder.

Louisville, USA to Santiago is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:

Vina del Mar

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at La Sebastiana, and then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Vina del Mar trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Vina del Mar sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

San Pedro de Atacama

— 5 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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, see exotic creatures in open habitats at On Safari Atacama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Río Putana.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vina del Mar to San Pedro de Atacama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Vina del Mar, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Chile travel guide

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.