10 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

10 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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10 days in Isla Chiloe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Quemchi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Castro
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ancud
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: San Francisco

1
day
Quemchi

Quemchi ©
Quemchi is a Chilean town and commune in Los Lagos Region, located in the eastern shore of Chiloé Island. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Francisco Coloane, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Chaiguen, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Aucar.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Quemchi attractions planner .

San Francisco, USA to Quemchi is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Quemchi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Quemchi are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Quemchi

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane ©
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane

4
nights
Castro

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Castro and Museo Historico Etnografico. Get outdoors at Chiloe National Park and Quilquico Golf. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional De Chiloe. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Dalcahue, don't miss a visit to Costanera, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Castro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quemchi to Castro takes 1.5 hours. In January in Castro, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
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Feria Artesanal Dalcahue ©
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

2
nights
Ancud

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get outside with Pinguineras and then identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, then see the interesting displays at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ancud road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

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