17 days in Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

17 days in Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

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17 days in Chile & Bolivia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
bus + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
La Paz, Bolivia
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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4
nights
Santiago, Chile

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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Nature Shopping
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

5
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, make a trip to Aldea de Tulor, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and admire the striking features of Church of San Pedro de Atacama.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Calama.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

1
night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. Keep things going the next day: hike along Senda Andina and then examine the collection at Train Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uyuni trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and car from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, plan for colder days in Uyuni, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

5
nights
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along WMDR Yungas Road. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tiwanaku, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Francisco, examine the collection at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Moon.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Paz journey maker site .

Getting from Uyuni to La Paz by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Uyuni in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Urban Rush Bolivia ©
Urban Rush Bolivia
WMDR Yungas Road ©
WMDR Yungas Road
Tiwanaku ©
Tiwanaku

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