12 days in Chile & Perito Moreno Itinerary

12 days in Chile & Perito Moreno Itinerary

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12 days in Chile & Perito Moreno Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Chile Chico, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Faro San Isidro and Catedral Sagrado Corazon. Take a break from the city and head to Reserva nacional Magallanes and Cabo Froward. There's lots more to do: get outside with Antarctica21, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, fly down the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip planner .

New York City, USA to Punta Arenas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City to Punta Arenas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Punta Arenas at 50°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chile Chico.

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Faro San Isidro ©
Faro San Isidro
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski

2
nights
Chile Chico, Chile

Chile Chico ©
Perched on the gusty shores of a lake separating Chile from Argentina, the small town of Chile Chico makes a great base to explore the surrounding nature.
On the 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve. On the next day, hike along Circuito Piedra Clavada, then enjoy breathtaking views from Plaza del Viento, and then explore the activities along Jeinimeni Lake.

Make your Chile Chico itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Punta Arenas to Chile Chico. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in May: high temperatures in Chile Chico hover around 50°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perito Moreno.

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Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve ©
Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve

1
night
Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cave of the Hands.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perito Moreno trip planner.

Getting from Chile Chico to Perito Moreno by car takes about an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chile Chico to Perito Moreno. Traveling from Chile Chico in May, Perito Moreno is little chillier at night with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
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Cave of the Hands
Cave of the Hands

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mirador Cerro Dorotea and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Patagonia Line and Spas. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche, and look for gifts at Etnia Souvenirs & Wool.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) route maker .

You can drive from Perito Moreno to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 11 hours. Traveling from Perito Moreno to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perito Moreno, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

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