24 days in Chile Itinerary

24 days in Chile Itinerary

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24 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  21​h
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h
2
Farellones
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Isla Negra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Valparaiso
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
Punta Arenas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Cochrane
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
8
Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino
— 1 day
Drive:  18​h
9
Cucao
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Castro
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Dalcahue
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Frutillar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
13
Melipeuco
— 1 night
Travel:  13​h
14
Isla Robinson Crusoe
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h
15
Arica
— Few hours
+4
taxi + bus + shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  12​h
16
Copiapo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
17
Vicuna
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
18
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
19
Hanga Roa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
20
Chimbarongo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Athens

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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.
You've added Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral GAM, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then catch a live performance at Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral GAM. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip planning site .

Athens, Greece to Santiago is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Athens to Santiago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Farellones.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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Farellones

Farellones ©
Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, the quaint village of Farellones is notable for its large skiable area and ski resorts that surround it.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parques de Farellones.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Farellones travel website .

You can take a shuttle from Santiago to Farellones in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla Negra.

Things to do in Farellones

Adventure Parks Tours
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Parques de Farellones ©
Parques de Farellones

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Isla Negra

Isla Negra ©
Despite its name, Isla Negra is not an island but a small coastal area of Chile, near the town of El Quisco.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Negra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Farellones to Isla Negra takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Isla Negra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Valparaiso.

Things to do in Isla Negra

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

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Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso road trip planner.

Getting from Isla Negra to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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.
You've now added Glacier Grey to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Grey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip site .

Getting from Valparaiso to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Valparaiso in December, expect Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey

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Punta Arenas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos, Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes and Cementerio Municipal. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal and then steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas visit planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, Punta Arenas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cochrane.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos ©
Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos

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Cochrane

Cochrane
Cochrane is a Chilean town and commune in Capitán Prat Province of the Aisén Region. Parque Patagonia has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cochrane road trip website .

Drive from Punta Arenas to Cochrane in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Punta Arenas in December, with highs in Cochrane at 21°C and lows at 10°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Williams.

Things to do in Cochrane

Parks Nature

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Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino

Puerto Williams
Puerto Williams is a Chilean Village, port and naval base located on Isla Navarino facing the Beagle Channel. On the 25th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Dientes de Navarino.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Williams vacation site .

You can drive from Cochrane to Puerto Williams in 48 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. In December, Puerto Williams is a bit cooler than Cochrane - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Cucao.

Things to do in Puerto Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Cucao

Cucao ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get great views at Muelle de las Almas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cucao trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Puerto Williams to Cucao by car takes about 59.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Cucao is a bit warmer than Puerto Williams - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Castro.
Highlights from your plan
Muelle de las Almas ©
Muelle de las Almas

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Castro

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.
You've now added Church of San Francisco to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castro driving holiday app .

You can drive from Cucao to Castro in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dalcahue.
Highlights from your plan
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco

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Dalcahue

Dalcahue
Serving as a small but important port on Chile's southern coast, Dalcahue offers a genuine glimpse into Chilean seaside life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto. On the 26th (Thu), admire the striking features of Iglesia Santa Maria de Loreto.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalcahue trip itinerary maker tool .

Dalcahue is just a stone's throw from Castro. In December, daytime highs in Dalcahue are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Frutillar.

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Frutillar

Frutillar ©
Known mostly for its annual music festivals, Frutillar sits on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America.
You've now added Teatro del Lago to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see a show at Teatro del Lago.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Frutillar tour itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Dalcahue to Frutillar with the Route module. In December in Frutillar, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Melipeuco.

Things to do in Frutillar

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Teatro del Lago ©
Teatro del Lago

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Melipeuco

Melipeuco ©
Melipeuco is a town and commune (comuna) in Chile, located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Conguillio National Park. On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Conguillio National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melipeuco itinerary planning website .

Getting from Frutillar to Melipeuco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Robinson Crusoe.

Things to do in Melipeuco

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park

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Isla Robinson Crusoe

Isla Robinson Crusoe
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head outdoors with Marenostrum Expediciones.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isla Robinson Crusoe road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melipeuco to Isla Robinson Crusoe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arica.

Things to do in Isla Robinson Crusoe

Outdoors

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Arica

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo De Sitio Colon 10. On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo De Sitio Colon 10.

Plan trip to Arica with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Robinson Crusoe to Arica. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Arica

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo De Sitio Colon 10 ©
Museo De Sitio Colon 10

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Copiapo

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Jose Mine (Los 33). Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): go deep underground at San Jose Mine (Los 33).

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copiapo sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle from Arica to Copiapo in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vicuna.
Highlights from your plan
San Jose Mine (Los 33) ©
San Jose Mine (Los 33)

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Vicuna

Vicuna
Vicuna sits in a scenic spot, surrounded by mountains and cultivated fields.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guayacan.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Vicuna day trip tool .

You can drive from Copiapo to Vicuna in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. January in Vicuna sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Vicuna

Breweries & Distilleries

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Geyser del Tatio as well as Valle De La Luna. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna and then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

Plan a San Pedro de Atacama trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Vicuna to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Vicuna in January, 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 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

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Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku, Anakena, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Orongo, enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena, and then explore the ancient world of Rano Raraku.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, Hanga Roa is much warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for San Fernando.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

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Chimbarongo

Chimbarongo
Chimbarongo, Chile, is a city and commune located 160km south of Santiago in the Colchagua Province of the O'Higgins Region. Colchagua Valley has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Colchagua Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chimbarongo tour itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Hanga Roa to Chimbarongo with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Chimbarongo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hanga Roa in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Chimbarongo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chimbarongo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Colchagua Valley

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