14 days in Chillan, Puerto Montt & Isla Chiloe Itinerary

14 days in Chillan, Puerto Montt & Isla Chiloe Itinerary

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14 days in Chillan, Puerto Montt & Isla Chiloe Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Drive:  4​h
1
Chillan
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Puerto Montt
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Castro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Quemchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ancud
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Santiago

1
night
Chillan

Chillan ©
With a population of approximately 175,000 people, Chillan represents the most populous urban area in Nuble Province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Termas de Chillan. On your second day here, look for gifts at Mercado de Chillan, explore the activities along Valle de Aguas Calientes, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Chillan, and finally explore the galleries of Centro de Extension Cultural Alfonso Lagos.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chillan trip itinerary builder site .

Santiago to Chillan is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Chillan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Chillan

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Termas de Chillan ©
Termas de Chillan
Catedral de Chillan ©
Catedral de Chillan
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
nights
Puerto Montt

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Varas (Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales, Lago Todos Los Santos, & more) and Frutillar (Muelle Frutillar & Museo Colonial Aleman). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno, make a trip to Sentados Frente al Mar, enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo, and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Montt holiday maker .

Drive from Chillan to Puerto Montt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Chillan in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Montt: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Varas, Frutillar
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

3
nights
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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Church of Castro, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nercon.

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

Traveling by bus from Puerto Montt to Castro takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Quemchi.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Chiloe National Park
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Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Costanera ©
Costanera

1
night
Quemchi

Quemchi ©
Quemchi is a Chilean town and commune in Los Lagos Region, located in the eastern shore of ChiloƩ Island. On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Francisco Coloane, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Aventura Chaiguen, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Aucar.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Quemchi trip planner .

You can drive from Castro to Quemchi in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Quemchi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Quemchi

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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane ©
Casa Museo Francisco Coloane

2
nights
Ancud

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony and then get outside with Pinguineras. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio, steep yourself in history at Fuerte Ahui, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud, and finally examine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ancud vacation app .

Traveling by car from Quemchi to Ancud takes an hour. In February in Ancud, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Fuerte San Antonio ©
Fuerte San Antonio

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