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The 15 Best Cities In Chile To Visit In 2023!

View of Santiago de Chile with Los Andes mountain range in the back

Sometimes it’s the most underestimated cities and towns that leave the biggest impression on us as a traveler.

While Chile is a top destination in South America for many, most people come to Chile for Patagonia, access to Easter Island, and to explore its vast landscapes.

People don’t often think of cities in Chile as being a place to stop and stay a while, but we’re here to change that perception.

When I flew to Santiago, I went with an open mind and without any set expectations. It was my starting point, but by no means my only stop. It inspired me to check out more Chilean cities and I learned they had so much more to offer.

After spending some time in the best cities in Chile, it quickly became one of my favorite South American countries. In this guide, I have listed all the cities in Chile that inspired me and why they make a great stop on any Chilean itinerary.

This is post was part-written by our friend Megan at Bohemian Trails, and updated by us.

Cities in Chile to Visit in 2023!

Each city in Chile offers something unique and special. They are for any type of traveler, whether you’re a person who appreciates the arts just as much as they do a day surfing at the beach or a treking through the mountains.

So without further ado, here are the best cities I highly recommend visiting in Chile and why they’re ideal as a holiday destination.

1. Santiago

View of Santiago de Chile with Los Andes mountain range in the back

Most of my Chile trip was spent living like a local in Santiago. There is so much to do in Santiago, I hardly know where to begin.

For one thing, the architecture alone will leave you fascinated for days. One of my favorite things to do was explore the different Santiago neighborhoods.

El Golf resembles Miami, while Brasil is as Bohemian as you can get. I lived in the Lastarria barrio which was perfect for my bohemian interests and big city living.

Both the Museo de Artes Visuales Museo Arqueológico de Santiago are located here and Museo de Bellas Artes and Parque Forestal are a short walk away.

My favorite view of Santiago is from the top of the Santa Lucia hill. Entry is free and it proved the perfect place for me to gather my thoughts and write.

2. Valparaíso

Valparaiso street art of lady next to bird
Valparaiso street art

Don’t even get me started on Valparaiso. I’m so in love with this city that I seriously contemplated moving here simply because I found it so inspiring.

During the winter, I was able to get a truly local experience. There are hardly…

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