9 days in Chile Itinerary

9 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
Fly
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Santiago
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Drive to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Fly to Caçador Airport, Drive to Joacaba

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San Pedro de Atacama

— 1 night
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 2nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cordillera de la Sal, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama vacation maker site.

Joacaba, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 29.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Santiago

— 4 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Concha y Toro and La Chascona. Venture out of the city with trips to Pirque (Vina El Principal & Alyan Family Wines). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, stop by Barrio Lastarria, and don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

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Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 8th (Fri), do a tasting at MontGras, learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries
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Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.