14 days in Chile Itinerary

14 days in Chile Itinerary

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14 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  22​h
1
Iquique
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
La Serena
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Santiago
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h
6
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 1 day
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco, then learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and finally take a stroll through Baquedano Street.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iquique trip builder site .

London, UK to Iquique is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco ©
Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

1
night
La Serena

Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Ingles, then stroll through Valle del Elqui, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read La Serena online trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in August, plan for a bit cooler days in La Serena, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in La Serena

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cementerio Ingles
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Cementerio Ingles ©
Cementerio Ingles

1
day
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz road trip site .

Traveling by car from La Serena to Santa Cruz takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from La Serena in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Cruz, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
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Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, and then see the interesting displays at La Chascona. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Concha y Toro, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
day
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nercon, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Castro, and finally take a peaceful walk through Bosquepiedra.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Castro travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Castro takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chonchi, Bosquepiedra
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Iglesia de Vilupulli ©
Iglesia de Vilupulli
Church of Castro ©
Church of Castro
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ahu Tahai and Rano Kau. Visit Orongo and Ahu Nau Nau for their historical value. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku, see the interesting displays at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, and make a trip to Ahu Hanga Te'e.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Castro to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Castro to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Castro in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hanga Roa: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park
Orongo ©
Orongo

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