11 days in Santiago & Valparaiso Itinerary

11 days in Santiago & Valparaiso Itinerary

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11 days in Santiago & Valparaiso Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Valparaiso
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Santiago

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo (in San Jose de Maipo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago travel planner .

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo, Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

3
nights
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 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Valparaiso visit planning app .

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Emiliana Organic Vineyards
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

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