15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santiago
— 1 night
Drive
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San Clemente
— 4 nights
Drive
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Neltume
— 3 nights
Drive to Pichoy Airport, Fly to Mocopulli Airport
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Castro
— 2 nights
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Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 3 nights
Taxi to Balmaceda, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago
— 1 day
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Santiago

— 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago route planning site.

Denver, USA to Santiago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Santiago is 3 hours. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to San Clemente.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

San Clemente

— 4 nights
San Clemente is a city and commune administered by the municipality of San Clemente, located in the Talca Province of Chile's Maule Region.DemographicsAccording to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, San Clemente spans an area of 4503.5sqkm and has 37,261 inhabitants (18,988 men and 18,273 women). Do some cultural sightseeing at Balduzzi Vineyards & Winery and Erasmo Organic vineyard and winery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay and Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre. Step out of San Clemente with an excursion to Embalse Bullileo in Parral--about 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Descabezado Grande.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Clemente journey planning app.

You can drive from Santiago to San Clemente in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in San Clemente are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Neltume.

Things to do in San Clemente

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Neltume

— 3 nights
The small Chilean town of Neltume was the site of social and civil unrest for decades, especially under the regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Sebastian. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Salto Nina Encantada and then head outdoors with Reserva Nacional Mocho Choshuenco.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Neltume route site.

Traveling by car from San Clemente to Neltume takes 7.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Castro.

Things to do in Neltume

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Castro

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro and then step off the mainland to explore Islotes de Punihuil.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Castro trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neltume to Castro. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Castro

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Rio Tranquilo

— 3 nights
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bayo Lake.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Rio Tranquilo travel planner.

Traveling by journey from Castro to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Santiago

— 1 day

City of the Island Hills

On the 23rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Santuario de la Naturaleza el Arrayan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santiago travel route builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Santiago in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Wildlife

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Maule Region travel guide

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National Parks · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
The VII Maule Region is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. Its capital is Talca. The region derives its name from the Maule River which, running westward from the Andes, bisects the region and spans a basin of about 20,600 km2. The Maule river is of considerable historic interest because, among other reasons, it marked the southern limits of the Inca Empire.Geography and ecologyThe region covers an area of 30296sqkm and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean; on the east by the Argentine Republic; on the north by the O'Higgins Region, and on the south by the Bío-Bío Region. There are a number of flora and fauna species present in Maule. For example, the endangered Chilean Wine Palm is found in a very limited distribution that includes the Maule Region. The limited distribution Nothofagus allesandri is also found in the region.DemographyAccording to the 2002 census the population of the region was 908,097. With one third of its population living in rural areas, Maule has a greater proportion of rural inhabitants than any other region of Chile.

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Isla Chiloe travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Churches
A trip to Isla Chiloe, Chile's second largest island, offers an authentic blend of distinctive architecture, lush natural landscapes, and delicious local cuisine. The island is known for its mix of indigenous and Catholic folklore, full of mysterious legends and curious local beliefs. Exploring the island you can enjoy pristine beaches, scenic forest trails, lush rainforest, and sleepy fishing villages with colorful houses on stilts. Try out tasty seafood and potato stews, and see more than a hundred wooden churches dating back to the 18th century, some of which are World Heritage Sites.