14 days in Chile Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
La Serena
— 2 nights
Vina del Mar
— 2 nights
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights


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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valle Arcoiris and On Safari Atacama. Get outdoors at Valle De La Luna and Lagunas Baltinache. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Quebrada del Diablo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Tunel, and sample some tasty brews at cKelar Gastronomia.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to La Serena.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

La Serena — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Mon), browse the different shops at Mall Puerta Del Mar, then contemplate the long history of Casa Carmona, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia La Merced. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Guayacan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Totoralillo, and then kick back and relax at Avenida del Mar.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Serena trip planning website.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in La Serena: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Vina del Mar.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trip

Vina del Mar — 2 nights

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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then stroll through Playa Caleta Abarca, and then kick back and relax at Reñaca. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo, enjoy the sand and surf at Los Canones Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Concon Dunes, and finally appreciate the history behind Moai.

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You can fly from La Serena to Vina del Mar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Puerto Varas on the 13th (Fri).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Puerto Varas — 4 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Verde and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visit Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Catedral de Puerto Montt for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Esmeralda in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta de Lourdes, make a trip to Casa Yunge, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de Paseo.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas road trip planner.

You can fly from Vina del Mar to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vina del Mar in January, Puerto Varas is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Chile travel guide

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.