18 days in Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

18 days in Bolivia & Chile Itinerary

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La Paz, Bolivia
— 4 nights
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Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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La Paz, Bolivia

— 4 nights

City that Touches the Sky

Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mirador Killi Killi and Plaza Murillo. Explore La Paz's surroundings by going to Huayna Potosi (in Milluni) and Illimani (in Tres Rios). The adventure continues: stroll around Valley of the Moon, make a trip to Mercado de Las Brujas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Francisco.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read La Paz route builder tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to La Paz is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to La Paz is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect little chillier days and colder nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Uyuni.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Uyuni, Bolivia

— 2 nights
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Salar de Uyuni and then head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Tunupa Volcano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Uyuni trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from La Paz to Uyuni by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from La Paz, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Uyuni, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks · Nature
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Chaxa and Museo del Meteorito. There's much more to do: make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker site.

Getting from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in November, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Santiago, Chile

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago day trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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Bolivia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums
Tibet of the Americas
If you're an adventurous tourist, consider adding a Bolivia vacation to your travel itinerary. A land of rainforests, Andean glaciers, high altitude cities, and rushing rivers, Bolivia remains one of the most remote countries in the Western Hemisphere. With 60 percent of the population made up of indigenous peoples, native cultures permeate thecountry's music, architecture, and arts, as well as local folklore and traditions. Traveling in Bolivia you can experience diverse wildlife and ecosystems, learn about the country's rich history, try out its distinctive cuisine, and practice your Spanish with the locals, known for their clean and easy-to-understand accent.

Chile travel guide

4.3
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.