10 days in Osorno, Puerto Varas & Isla Chiloe Itinerary

10 days in Osorno, Puerto Varas & Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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10 days in Osorno, Puerto Varas & Isla Chiloe Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  4​h
1
Osorno
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Puerto Varas
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Castro
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Santiago

1
night
Osorno

Osorno
Established at the confluence of the Rahue and Damas Rivers, the city of Osorno represents one of the main agricultural centers of the region and possesses an interesting history of immigration, growth, and change.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Osorno and then contemplate the geological forces at Crater Raihuen.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osorno driving holiday planner.

Santiago to Osorno is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Osorno

Nature Parks Shopping

4
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Puerto Varas is known for nature, museums, adventure, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Varas day trip site .

You can drive from Osorno to Puerto Varas in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Volcan Osorno
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

4
nights
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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, adventure, historic sites, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Dalcahue, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castro road trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Puerto Varas to Castro in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Castro are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
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Photography Tours
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Costanera ©
Costanera