18 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

18 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

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1
Santiago
— 14 nights
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vina Santa Rita and Bodegas RE. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Grande Las Cruces and Rompe Olas. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Museo Villa Lucia (in Cartagena), Casablanca (Vina Casas del Bosque, Emiliana Organic Vineyards, &more) and El Tabo (Playa San Carlos & Playa Chepica). On the 15th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Nacional, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francisco Church, take a stroll through Barrio Italia, and get a taste of the local shopping with Isidora Goyenechea.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santiago online trip builder.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Casablanca, Cartagena, El Tabo, Playa Grande Las Cruces, Vina Santa Rita
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Bodegas RE ©
Bodegas RE
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
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Vina Undurraga

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salar de Atacama. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Salar de Atacama, thenexplore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, thentake in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and finally identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris. On your second day here, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenhunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning website.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. 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
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Piedras Rojas

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