13 days in Chile Itinerary

13 days in Chile Itinerary

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13 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
4
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, do a tasting at Santa Carolina, and don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago online attractions planner .

Toronto, Canada to Santiago is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)

2
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
On the 27th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Isla Aucar, examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe. On the next day, get outside with Pinguineras and then identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ancud travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Ancud in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Ancud, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Aucar
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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue and then admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ancud to Puerto Varas takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Volcan Osorno
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Varas to San Pedro de Atacama takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Varas in December, plan for a bit warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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