13 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

13 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

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13 days in Santiago & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 8 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Santiago

8
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.
Get outdoors at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Casablanca Valley. Get some cultural insight at La Chascona and Concha y Toro vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards, Vina Casas del Bosque, & more) and Vina Undurraga (in Talagante). Saddle up on the 2nd (Wed) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Casablanca, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Vina Undurraga, Concha y Toro
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Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pukara de Quitor and Museo del Meteorito. Take a break from the city and head to Atacama Desert and Laguna Chaxa. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Laguna Cejar, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama online tour planner .

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 2°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

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