15 days in Santiago, Chilean Patagonia & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

15 days in Santiago, Chilean Patagonia & San Pedro de Atacama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile journey planner

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santiago driving holiday site.

Brussels, Belgium to Santiago is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Santiago is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Punta Arenas

— 2 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 17th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, and then get outside with Strait of Magellan.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas route planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

— 3 nights
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Spend the 20th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Glacier Grey. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument.

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You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Museums · Parks
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 4 nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Aldea de Tulor, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, plan for much hotter days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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