12 days in Chile Itinerary

12 days in Chile Itinerary

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12 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
3
Pucon
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bogota

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Torres del Paine National Park and Cueva del Milodon. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Madre Roca Patagonia. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip itinerary planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Bogota, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strait of Magellan. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Montes Pello, and contemplate the long history of Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Punta Arenas online sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Punta Arenas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal

3
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quillelhue and then take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Region IX Ltd and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pucon trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Pucon in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Pucon

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), do a tasting at Cousino Macul, see the interesting displays at Museo Interactivo Mirador, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Pucon to Santiago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Vina Cousino Macul ©
Vina Cousino Macul