18 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

18 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

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18 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 14 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago

14
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Grande Las Cruces and San Cristóbal Hill. Visit Playa San Carlos and Playa Chepica for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago: Vina Undurraga (in Talagante), Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, & more) and Cartagena (Rompe Olas & Museo Villa Lucia). Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Saddle up on the 12th (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Isidora Goyenechea, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History, examine the collection at La Chascona, and learn about winemaking at Santa Rita Winery.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Casablanca, El Tabo, Cartagena, Playa Grande Las Cruces, Vina Santa Rita
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Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

3
nights
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.
You've now added Salar de Atacama to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Salar de Atacama, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and finally identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama visit planner .

You can 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. February in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Salar de Atacama
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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