16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Santiago
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valparaiso
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Santiago

— 5 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: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), stop by Patio Bellavista, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Salzburg, Austria to Santiago is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Salzburg to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Puerto Varas

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
When in Puerto Varas, make a side trip to see Volcan Osorno in Puerto Montt, approximately Puerto Montt away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, take in the waterfront at Sailing Capitan Haase, and enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas journey builder site.

Fly from Santiago to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trip

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Valparaiso

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Pacific

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 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Edificio Luis Cousino and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally view the masterpieces at Miel de Oveja.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso trip maker site.

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Valparaiso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Varas in December, Valparaiso is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Valparaiso, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 6°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.