29 days in Chile Itinerary

29 days in Chile Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
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Antofagasta
— 2 nights
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Iquique
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
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La Serena
— 4 nights
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Pucon
— 4 nights
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights

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4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Rojas and Lascar. Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Chaxa and Laguna Cejar. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, head outdoors with Quebrada del Diablo, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and explore the striking landscape at Licancabur.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama travel route builder website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in San Pedro de Atacama at 29°C and lows at 6°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Antofagasta.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Laguna Chaxa ©
Laguna Chaxa
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Lascar ©
Lascar

2
nights
Antofagasta

Antofagasta ©

Pearl of the North

A major port city of northern Chile, Antofagasta officially became part of the country in 1904, when the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Chile and Bolivia formerly enshrined a new regional status quo after the War of the Pacific (1879-83).
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at La Portada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): browse the collection at Biblioteca Regional de Antofagasta, then take in the views from Muelle Salitrero Compania Melbourne Clark, then catch a live event at Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, and finally examine the collection at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Antofagasta trip planner.

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, expect nights in Antofagasta to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Iquique.

Things to do in Antofagasta

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
La Portada ©
La Portada
Biblioteca Regional de Antofagasta ©
Biblioteca Regional de Antofagasta
Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca ©
Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca

4
nights
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baquedano Street and Playa Brava. Take a break from the city and head to Salitrera Santa Laura and Parapente Iquique. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Cavancha, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, and stop by Fabrica de Chumbeques M.Koo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Iquique tour planner.

Traveling by car from Antofagasta to Iquique takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Baquedano Street ©
Baquedano Street

5
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Step off the beaten path and head to Orongo and Rano Kau. Get outdoors at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Rano Raraku. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ovahe, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pea, and pause for some photo ops at Ahu Huri a Urenga.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Iquique to Hanga Roa takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) is minus 2 hours. January in Hanga Roa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to La Serena.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional
Orongo ©
Orongo

4
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La Serena

La Serena ©

City of Churches

Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle del Elqui and Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena. Get in touch with nature at Isla Damas and Totoralillo. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Avenida del Mar, try to win big at Coquimbo Casino, and stroll through Playa La Herradura.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Serena road trip site.

Fly from Hanga Roa to La Serena in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Island Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in January; daily highs in La Serena reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Avenida del Mar
Avenida del Mar

4
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Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Get in touch with nature at Huerquehue National Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore hidden gems such as Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Lake Caburga. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Pirehueico in Puerto Fuy (about 2h 30 min away). The adventure continues: get outside with Canyoning Pucon and witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Pozones.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pucon travel route planning website.

Getting from La Serena to Pucon by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Lake Caburga ©
Lake Caburga

3
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Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Varas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pucon to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

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