8 days in Chile Itinerary

8 days in Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Santiago
— 4 nights
End: Sao Paulo

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, and finally browse the collection at Libreria Del Desierto. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, plan for much colder nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

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
day
Valparaiso

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Valparaiso takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Valparaiso, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours Museums

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
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Walking tours
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago road trip app .

You can drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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