15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  26​h
1
Hanga Roa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Pucon
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Temuco
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Copiapo
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Rano Raraku, delve into the distant past at Hanga Kioe, kick back and relax at Anakena, and explore the striking landscape of Rapa Nui Parque Nacional.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa online trip itinerary planner .

Phoenix, USA to Hanga Roa is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Hanga Roa is 1 hour. While traveling from Phoenix, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hanga Roa, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena

2
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pucon: Villarrica (Mercado Fritz & Catedral de Villarrica). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, head outdoors with Sierra Nevada Aventura, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pucon trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Pucon in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Pucon due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Temuco.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Villarrica
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica

2
nights
Temuco

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
On the 17th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Canopy Lautaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Perpetuo Socorro, then pick up some local products at Feria Pinto, then make a trip to Mercado Municipal de Temuco, and finally stop by Santiago Wine Club Temuco. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Temuco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Pucon to Temuco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Temuco

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Canopy Lautaro ©
Canopy Lautaro
Mercado Municipal de Temuco ©
Mercado Municipal de Temuco
Santiago Wine Club Temuco ©
Santiago Wine Club Temuco

1
night
Copiapo

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Desierto Florido, then explore the activities along Laguna Verde, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Copiapo day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Temuco to Copiapo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Copiapo to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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