16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile route maker

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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Puerto Varas
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Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
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Santiago
— 4 nights
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama

— 3 nights
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 26th (Sun): engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. Keep things going the next day: get in touch with nature with On Safari Atacama and then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker site.

Guadalajara, Mexico to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You will leave for Castro on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 3 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.
Step out of Castro to go to Queilen and see Quilun Ecoturismo Marino, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque Tantauco, explore the activities along Lago Huillinco, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stop by Aylla Chiloe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Castro online journey maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Castro in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Castro: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Varas

— 2 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): have fun at In Puerto Varas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, and then take in the waterfront at Sailing Capitan Haase. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls and then explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas day trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Santiago

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago day trip planning website.

Fly from Puerto Varas to Santiago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 3 nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, then delve into the distant past at Ahu Tongariki, and then stop by Tamure Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Anakena, then make a trip to Ahu Riata, and then get impressive views of Rano Kau.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanga Roa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Santiago to Hanga Roa by flight takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Easter Island Standard Time (EAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.