12 days in Chile, San Carlos de Bariloche & El Calafate Itinerary

12 days in Chile, San Carlos de Bariloche & El Calafate Itinerary

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Puerto Montt, Chile
— Few hours
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Castro, Chile
— 2 nights
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Puyehue, Chile
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Montt, Chile
— Few hours
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— Few hours
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— Few hours

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
On the 3rd (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de Paseo and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Montt day trip website.

Santiago to Puerto Montt is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II ©
Muelle de Paseo ©
Muelle de Paseo

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Castro, Chile

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro and then stop by Aylla Chiloe. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chiloe National Park and then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Castro itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Puerto Montt to Castro in 4 hours. In February in Castro, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Puyehue.

Things to do in Castro

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas, Chiloe National Park, Museo Historico Etnografico
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas ©
Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas
Museo Historico Etnografico ©
Museo Historico Etnografico

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Puyehue, Chile

Puyehue
Puyehue is a commune in Chile located in Osorno Province of Los Lagos Region. To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puyehue road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Castro to Puyehue with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Castro to Puyehue is 1 hour. When traveling from Castro in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puyehue: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 7°C at night. You will leave for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Puyehue

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto and then hike along Circuito Chico.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Puyehue to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 4 hours. February in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Puerto Varas on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): have fun at In Puerto Varas.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas trip planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February: highs in Puerto Varas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Montt road trip site.

Puerto Montt is just a short distance from Puerto Varas. You will leave for Punta Arenas on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Punta Arenas trip website.

Fly from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Montt in February, expect nights in Punta Arenas to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello ©
Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento de la Mano. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at Etnia Patagonia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Punta Arenas in February since evenings lows in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

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El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip app.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

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Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas travel route planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Punta Arenas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Calafate to Punta Arenas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in February, Punta Arenas is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

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