16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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Santiago
— 3 nights
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Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
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Bus to Puerto Varas, Shuttle to Puerto Montt, Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
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Punta Arenas
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera, and stop by Barrio Italia.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Puerto Montt

Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Casa Pauly, get a new perspective on things with Jass Puerto Varas, and then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, don't miss a visit to Muelle de Paseo, and then relax in the rural setting at Granja Educativa Tierraviva.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Montt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, and then head off the coast to Chiloe.

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Traveling by bus from Puerto Montt to Castro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Castro

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Grey and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some photo ops at Monumento de la Mano, view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche, and wander the wide-open spaces of The Condors Nests.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Castro to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Castro in March, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at El Galpon, take in the pleasant sights at Costanera de Punta Arenas, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then look for gifts at Faba Lapislazuli, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Punta Arenas road trip planning site.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Punta Arenas, with lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Chile travel guide

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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.