15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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Drive
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly
2
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Ancud
3
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Bus
5
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Drive

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3
nights
Santiago

City of the Island Hills

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Talca to Santiago is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Must see
Cerro Santa Lucia
4.5
La Chascona ©
Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, then get curious at Museo del Meteorito, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ancud.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
On Safari Atacama ©
Must see
On Safari Atacama
4.9
Geyser del Tatio ©
Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
4.6
Valle De La Luna ©
Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7

3
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Ancud is known for outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ancud road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Ancud in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, plan for little chillier days in Ancud, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.0
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Regional de Ancud
4.3

3
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Tenaun, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Castro tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ancud to Castro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Church of San Francisco ©
World heritage site
Church of San Francisco
4.7

3
nights
Puerto Varas

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Puerto Varas is known for nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, contemplate the waterfront views at Isla Loreley, and get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Castro to Puerto Varas takes 3 hours. January in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcano
Volcan Osorno
4.9
Lake Llanquihue ©
Water Body
Lake Llanquihue
4.8

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