10 days in O'Higgins Region & Magallanes Region Itinerary

10 days in O'Higgins Region & Magallanes Region Itinerary

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Fly to Santiago, Bus to Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Bus to Santiago, Fly to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Bus
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Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz

— 3 nights
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Santa Cruz is known for wineries, museums, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum and do a tasting at Vina Montes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz holiday maker tool.

New York City, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries · Museums

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, then stop by Krea Noe, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Grey.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Cruz to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in April, you will find days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are a bit cooler (52°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Punta Arenas

— 4 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, stop by Faba Lapislazuli, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Punta Arenas vacation builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Punta Arenas sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

O'Higgins Region travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums · Casinos
The VI Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, often shortened to O'Higgins Region, is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. It is subdivided into three provinces. It is named in honour of Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme, one of Chile's founding fathers.The Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the Republic of Argentina, to the north by the Valparaíso and Santiago Metropolitan Regions, and to the south by the Maule Region. It extends approximately between the parallels of 33° 51′ and 35° 01′ south latitude, and between the meridian of 70° 02′ west longitude and the Pacific Ocean.The capital and largest city of the region is Rancagua. The second major town is San Fernando.GeographyIn pre-Quaternary times extensive Nothofagus forests covered much of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region.The Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region is part of the very restricted range of the endangered Chilean Wine Palm, Jubaea chilensis; in prehistoric times this Chilean endemic tree had a significantly larger range.

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Magallanes Region travel guide

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National Parks · Specialty Museums · Cemeteries