I will be visiting Santiago this August for 6 days and at this stage, despite a plethora of reading, I am still undecided whether I will stay in Santiago for all 6 nights, or whether I will take an overnight trip(s) outside of the city.
I am not sure if Santiago is a city that can entertain and interest for that period of time? I'd value the experiences and thoughts of others on that subject. I'm very open to staying and exploring the city in full, or to day/night trips if it's worth adding an adventure in there......?
Initially I had a thought a trip to Patagonia may be possible, but I was deluded on that score. The surrounding mountains and volcanoes sound very interesting (have never skied but would be prepared to give it a go, if practical).
If you have any suggestions or advice re how to spend time wisely in Santiago, and/or possible day or overnight trips worth investigating, I would be very grateful. I am keen to get the most out of my visit to Chile for the 6 days I am there.
Thank you so much.
It won't be too much if you visit the three houses Pablo Neruda used to live in! The first house is in Santiago itself, a second one at Valparaiso and a third one in Isla Negra. They are at a feasible distance from Santiago and they are an absolute must! Enjoy! almost 7 years ago
6 days only in Santiago is too long. You can go to Valparaiso, Viña del Mar. You should take a trip up to the ski resorts, I've seen all inclusive day trips for as cheap as 80usd.. It will be full-blown winter in August. almost 7 years agoAnswered by Lana via WorldNomads.com