8 days in Sao Paulo & Chile Itinerary

8 days in Sao Paulo & Chile Itinerary

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8 days in Sao Paulo & Chile Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
3
Valle Nevado, Chile
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
4
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, then walk around Parque Ibirapuera, and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then shop like a local with Paulista Avenue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pixel Realidade Virtual ©
Pixel Realidade Virtual
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then make a trip to Patio Bellavista.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip builder site .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Santiago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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Valle Nevado, Chile

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Valle Nevado journey planner .

You can take a shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, boost your wellbeing at Atacama Desert, and then see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Valle Nevado to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Museums

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

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