15 days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Punta Arenas & Frutillar Itinerary

15 days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Punta Arenas & Frutillar Itinerary

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15 days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Punta Arenas & Frutillar Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  5​h
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Punta Arenas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Frutillar
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Santiago

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Patagonia Line. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador Cerro Dorotea and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Madre Roca Patagonia. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Amalia, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and stop by Etnia Souvenirs & Wool.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) route builder .

Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. February in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©

5
nights
Punta Arenas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva nacional Magallanes and Cabo Froward. Get some historical perspective at Faro San Isidro and Cementerio Municipal. Spend the 17th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo, contemplate the long history of British Club, and head outdoors with Strait of Magellan.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas tour planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February since evenings lows in Punta Arenas dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Frutillar.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski

4
nights
Frutillar

Frutillar ©
Known mostly for its annual music festivals, Frutillar sits on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America.
Explore hidden gems such as Maicolpue and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion. Step out of the city life by going to Puyehue National Park and Reserva Forestal Edmundo Winkler. There's much more to do: make a trip to Muelle Frutillar, take an in-depth tour of Museo Colonial Aleman, admire the striking features of Casa de Richter, and take a leisurely stroll along Costanera Frutillar Bajo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Frutillar online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Punta Arenas to Frutillar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in February, you will find days in Frutillar are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Frutillar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Puyehue National Park, Maicolpue
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Puyehue National Park ©
Puyehue National Park
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion
Muelle Frutillar ©
Muelle Frutillar

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