17 days in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Santiago & Hanga Roa Itinerary

17 days in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Santiago & Hanga Roa Itinerary

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17 days in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Santiago & Hanga Roa Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
1
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Santiago
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Hanga Roa
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Puerto Montt

2
nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael and then Head underground at Marble Cathedrals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Colores del Lago and then trek along Turismo Valle Leones.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Rio Tranquilo itinerary planner.

Santiago to Puerto Rio Tranquilo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Turismo Valle Leones ©
Turismo Valle Leones
Colores del Lago ©
Colores del Lago

10
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.
Visit Playa Grande Las Cruces and Playa Tunquen for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vina Santa Rita and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Bodegas RE & Kingston Family Vineyards), Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra) and Vina Undurraga (in Talagante). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, fly down the slopes at El Colorado, take a stroll through Barrio Italia, and shop like a local with Isidora Goyenechea.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Santiago takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina Undurraga, Playa La Laguna, Playa Tunquen, Panul Community Park
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita

3
nights
Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, kick back and relax at Playa Pea, delve into the distant past at Ahu Vaihu, then explore the ancient world of Ahu Nau Nau, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Rano Raraku, then make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Tau Kiani Rapa Nui, and finally explore the ancient world of Hanga Te Tenga.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanga Roa trip maker .

Fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. In November in Hanga Roa, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Ahu Nau Nau ©
Ahu Nau Nau

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