13 days in Chile Itinerary

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Santiago — 3 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.
Santiago is known for shopping, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valparaiso.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Valparaiso — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, then don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

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Traveling by car from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zapallar.
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Zapallar — 2 nights

Wide sand beaches fringe rolling green hills at Zapallar, a resort town catering to Chile's political and social elite.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Isla Los Pinguinos Cachagua, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Rambla, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Zapallar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cachagua, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Las Mercedes, and then kick back and relax at Playa Chica.

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Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Zapallar takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Casablanca.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Casablanca — 2 nights

Tour the young and fast-growing wine region of Casablanca, easily accessible from Santiago and Valparaiso.
On the 20th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Vinedos Veramonte, then learn about winemaking at Emiliana Organic Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Kingston Family Vineyards. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Casablanca Valley and then do a tasting at Vina Casas del Bosque.

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Traveling by car from Zapallar to Casablanca takes 2 hours. March in Casablanca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Vicuna.
Wineries · Nature · Parks
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Vicuna — 1 night

Vicuna sits in a scenic spot, surrounded by mountains and cultivated fields.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Gabriela Mistral de Vicuna, sample the fine beverages at Pisquera Aba Oficial, then don't miss a visit to Centro Astronomico Alfa Aldea, and finally admire the engineering at Embalse Puclaro.

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Getting from Casablanca to Vicuna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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San Pedro de Atacama — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio and then take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama.

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Getting from Vicuna to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Vicuna, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Chile travel guide

Parks · Landmarks · 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.

Valparaiso Region travel guide

Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Beaches
The V Valparaíso Region is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. With the country's third highest population of 1,539,852 million in 2002 and third smallest area of 16396.1sqkm, the region is Chile's second most densely populated after the Santiago Metropolitan Region to the southeast.Its capital is the port city of Valparaíso, other important cities include Viña del Mar, Quillota, Quilpué and Villa Alemana.Geography and natural featuresThe region is on the same latitude as the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Its capital is Valparaíso, which is the site for the National Congress of Chile and an important commercial port. Also in this region is the top resort city of Viña del Mar. Additionally, the Pacific islands of Easter Island (Isla de Pascua), Isla Salas y Gómez, the Juan Fernández Islands and the Desventuradas Islands fall under the Valparaíso Region's administration.The Valparaíso Region is part of the very restricted range of the endangered Chilean Wine Palm, Jubaea chilensis; in prehistoric times this endemic Chilean tree had a significantly larger range.