10 days in Chile & El Calafate Itinerary

10 days in Chile & El Calafate Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night


Santiago, Chile

— 1 night

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.
Trekking Andino has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with Trekking Andino. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Ralli Santiago, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Fluvial Padre Renato Poblete.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago tour planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Puerto Montt, Chile

— 1 night
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
On the 14th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Birds Chile.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Montt trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Santiago to Puerto Montt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Montt can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 5 nights
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayak Natales and Dragon de la Patagonia. Step off the beaten path and head to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and Estancia Travel. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Amalia, sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery, wander the wide-open spaces of The Condors Nests, and examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Montt in November, you will find days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

El Calafate, Argentina

— 1 night
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier, then get outside with Enjoy!, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

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.