16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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16 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11​h
3
Castro
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
5
Puerto Montt
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Calgary

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Canopy El Canelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago sightseeing planner.

Calgary, Canada to Santiago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Chile Time (CLT) is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

La Sebastiana, Canopy El Canelo, Casa de Isla Negra
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Grey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and then examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks Nature Museums
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Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

4
nights
Castro

Castro ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Chiloe National Park and Photography Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Regional de Ancud and Museo de las Tradiciones Chonchinas. Get out of town with these interesting Castro side-trips: Quemchi (Casa Museo Francisco Coloane & Iglesia de Colo) and Ancud (Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud & Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, contemplate the long history of Fortin Tauco, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Castro road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Castro in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February: highs in Castro hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Ancud, Quemchi, Chonchi, Museo Historico Etnografico
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and then see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue, then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and then enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

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You can take a bus from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

2
nights
Puerto Montt

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 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, and then stroll through Angelmo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Montt trip planner .

Puerto Montt is just a short distance from Puerto Varas. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Angelmo ©
Angelmo

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