8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Valparaiso
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, and finally get lost in a book at Libreria Del Desierto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online sightseeing planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Florianopolis in March, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

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

4
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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and look for gifts at Costanera Center.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Valparaiso attractions planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums

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Vina del Mar
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