29 days in Chile Itinerary

29 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly to El Loa Airport, Drive to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antofagasta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iquique
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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La Serena
— 4 nights
Fly to La Araucanía, Bus to Pucon
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Pucon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive to El Tepual Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piedras Rojas and Valle Arcoiris. Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Chaxa and Laguna Cejar. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Lascar, 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.
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Antofagasta — 2 nights

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): get advice or help 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 fly; 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.
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Iquique — 4 nights

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 Salitrera Santa Laura and Museo Corbeta Esmeralda. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Cavancha and Playa Brava. There's still lots to do: visit Baquedano Street, get outside with Parapente Iquique, see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, and stop by Fabrica de Chumbeques M.Koo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iquique road trip planner.

Getting from Antofagasta to Iquique by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Hanga Roa.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island — 5 nights

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 Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. Get outdoors at Rano Kau and Anakena. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ovahe, contemplate the long history of Ahu Tahai, delve into the distant past at Ahu Nau Nau, and appreciate the history behind Ahu Huri a Urenga.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip maker website.

Fly from Iquique to Hanga Roa in 11 hours. Traveling from Iquique to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to La Serena.
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La Serena — 4 nights

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 Isla Damas and Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena. Get in touch with nature at Avenida del Mar and Playa La Herradura. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Valle del Elqui, try to win big at Coquimbo Casino, and stroll through Totoralillo.

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 21 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.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Pucon — 4 nights

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 Canyoning Pucon. 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 15 min away). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and take in the natural beauty of Los Pozones.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pucon trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from La Serena to Pucon in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Varas.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
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Puerto Varas — 3 nights

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): stroll through Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pucon to Puerto Varas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

Chile travel guide

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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.