15 days in Chile & El Calafate Itinerary

15 days in Chile & El Calafate Itinerary

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15 days in Chile & El Calafate Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Calama, Chile
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Punta Arenas, Chile
— Few hours
bus:  3​h
5
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Paris, France

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Barrio Lastarria, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then do a tasting at Santa Carolina. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Concha y Toro, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, then don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista.

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Paris, France to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Chile Time is minus 5 hours. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Odfjell Vineyards, Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

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hours
Calama, Chile

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Mina de Chuquicamata.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Calama online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Calama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Calama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama.
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Mina de Chuquicamata ©
Mina de Chuquicamata

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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.
Visiting Salar de Tara and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Tunel, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and get lost in a book at Libreria Del Desierto.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama visit planner .

Getting from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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hours
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.
For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Punta Arenas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Punta Arenas, with lows of 3°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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nights
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 13th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) route builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Lago Argentino. Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, and look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

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Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©

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night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Last Hope Distillery. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), then don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, and then explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) journey planner.

Take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in October, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks Nature Tours
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Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

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night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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