15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Iquique
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 1 day
bus:  3​h
6
Punta Arenas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
7
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Puerto Varas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Pucon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Santiago

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Santa Carolina. Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Nature Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

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night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at La Sebastiana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo, then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valparaiso trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Paseo Yugoslavo ©
Paseo Yugoslavo

1
night
Iquique

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, make a trip to Santuario Sagrado Corazon de Jesus de Iquique, then see the interesting displays at Salitrera Santa Laura, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Iquique trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Valparaiso to Iquique takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salitrera Santa Laura ©
Salitrera Santa Laura
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

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nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Atacama Desert.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama visit planner.

You can take a bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Find out how to plan Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for cooler days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas trip planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Punta Arenas, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo

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nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant and then explore the striking landscape of Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coyhaique trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in October, expect nights in Coyhaique to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Mirador Marchant ©
Mirador Marchant

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night
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Varas road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Coyhaique to Puerto Varas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II
Highlights from your plan

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pucon holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Puerto Varas to Pucon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo El Huique, do a tasting at Vina Montes, and then do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Colchagua Museum, learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then learn about winemaking at MontGras.

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

Traveling by car from Pucon to Santa Cruz takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

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