Round trip in Chile - two weeks on the road with a backpack
Published: Sep, 2020 | Travel Date: Nov - Dec 2015
Tired of the cold winter months? How about a trip to Chile? We spent two weeks in Chile in December and explored the north of the country - with summer temperatures. The capital Santiago is ideal for discovering the breathtaking landscape of Chile on a round trip. Chile was the last country on our six week trip through South America. We started in Brazil, crossed the border to Argentina at Iguazu and finally drove from there by bus over the Andes to Santiago de Chile.
Santiago de Chile has a very special charm, because the city is surrounded by Andean mountains. It has an excellently developed tram network and all kinds of offers and shopping opportunities. There is a lot to discover and you can spend a few days in the city.
We stayed with a friend
Activities and Sights
Santiago de Chile on foot
We took the subway downtown and then explored the city on foot
Plaza de Armas, Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile
Gran Torre Santiago, Providencia, Chile
Come up here in the early evening to watch the sunset.
Palacio de La Moneda, Moneda, Santiago, Chile
Cerro Santa Lucía, Santiago, Chile
Very nice park with a vantage point from which you have a great view over the city.
Central Market, San Pablo, Santiago, Chile
The Mercado Central is located on the northern edge of the historic city center of Santiago. There are many restaurants with typical food. You should definitely try empanadas, they are either baked or deep-fried and with different fillings.
Transportation to next station
Bus | 05:30 Hours
There is a direct bus connection
Chile is one of my favorite countries because the nature and the landscape are really extraordinary. You can travel very cheaply locally and the infrastructure is good. Winter in particular is a very good time for a trip to the north of Chile. But there is so much more to discover in Chile - I will definitely come again.