16 days in Chile, Sao Paulo & Uyuni Itinerary

16 days in Chile, Sao Paulo & Uyuni Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 day
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Santiago, Chile
— Few hours
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 2 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

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 16th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Cedeira Dive.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo journey tool.

Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Sao Paulo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santiago.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

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Cedeira Dive ©
Cedeira Dive

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago

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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online journey planner.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Santiago in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago is minus 1 hour. You'll set off for Vina del Mar on the 16th (Sat).

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Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, and finally don't miss a visit to Costanera.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vina del Mar trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Plaza Sotomayor, examine the collection at La Sebastiana, and then make a trip to Ascensor Reina Victoria. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional, make a trip to Ascensor Concepcion, and then make a trip to Cerro Concepcion.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso travel planner.

Valparaiso is just a short distance from Vina del Mar. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

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La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Cerro Concepcion ©
Cerro Concepcion
Ascensor Reina Victoria
Ascensor Reina Victoria

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Salar de Atacama in Antofagasta (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning website.

Fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

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Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start your trip to Uyuni by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January: highs in Uyuni hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Montt Varas, then make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then examine the collection at La Chascona, and finally go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santiago route builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uyuni to Santiago in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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