9 days in Chile Itinerary

9 days in Chile Itinerary

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


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), tour the pleasant surroundings 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 catch the flight to Santiago.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Santiago — 4 nights

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 Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. 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, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, 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 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.
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), learn about winemaking at MontGras, do a tasting at Clos Apalta, and then do a tasting at Viu Manent.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip planning website.

Drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Wineries · Tours
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Chile travel guide

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.