12 days in Chile Itinerary

12 days in Chile Itinerary

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12 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Temuco
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Cucao
— 2 nights
Drive:  35​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Chascona and Concha y Toro. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago day trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

1
night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Wulff Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni, and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Temuco.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wulff Castle
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Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Wulff Castle ©
Wulff Castle

4
nights
Temuco

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco and Museo Regional de la Araucania. Take a break from the city and head to Reserva Nacional China Muerta and Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol. Change things up with a short trip to Iglesia La Merced in La Serena (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Temuco and make a trip to Mercado Municipal de Temuco.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Temuco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cucao.

Things to do in Temuco

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Reserva Nacional China Muerta, Iglesia La Merced
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Iglesia Catedral de Temuco ©
Iglesia Catedral de Temuco
Iglesia Perpetuo Socorro ©
Iglesia Perpetuo Socorro
Museo Regional de la Araucania ©
Museo Regional de la Araucania

2
nights
Cucao

Cucao ©
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Vilupulli, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then examine the collection at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, and finally get great views at Muelle de las Almas.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cucao travel route planning website .

You can drive from Temuco to Cucao in 8 hours. In December in Cucao, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cucao

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chonchi
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Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas ©

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