18 days in Chile & San Rafael Itinerary

18 days in Chile & San Rafael Itinerary

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Talca, Chile
— 2 nights
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Chillan, Chile
— 4 nights
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San Rafael, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Fernando, Chile
— 3 nights
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Pichilemu, Chile
— 4 nights

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Talca, Chile

— 2 nights
Although it provided the setting for the signing of the Chilean declaration of independence in 1818, Talca has lost some of its political power and luster over the years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Talca: Lago Colbun (in Colbun), Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas (in Molina) and Museo Municipal de Villa Alegre (in Villa Alegre). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin botanico de la Universidad de Talca, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Chile, stop by KUK Artesanias y Souvenirs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Talca.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Talca trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chillan.

Things to do in Talca

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chillan, Chile

— 4 nights
With a population of approximately 175,000 people, Chillan represents the most populous urban area in Nuble Province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chillan: Pinto (Ecoparque Shangri-La & Bosque Encantado). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Termas de Chillan, hit the slopes at Nevados de Chillan, see the interesting displays at Museo Claudio Arrau Leon, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chillan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Talca to Chillan takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chillan can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Chillan

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

San Rafael, Argentina

— 4 nights
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
San Rafael is known for nature, wineries, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at La Abeja Winery, relax in the rural setting at Finca Paru, admire the engineering at Embalse los reyunos, and get a new perspective on things with Parapente San Rafael.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Rafael, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chillan to San Rafael in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Chillan to San Rafael, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chillan in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Rafael: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Fernando.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature

San Fernando, Chile

— 3 nights
San Fernando is the capital of the province of Colchagua, in central Chile, and the second most populated urban center of the O'Higgins Region. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmilla (Museo El Huique & MontGras) and Santa Cruz (Colchagua Museum, Vina Montes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Vina Casa Silva.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Fernando travel planner.

You can drive from San Rafael to San Fernando in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from San Rafael, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Fernando, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pichilemu.

Things to do in San Fernando

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Pichilemu, Chile

— 4 nights

Surf Capital

A beach resort city in the center of the country, Pichilemu has earned the title of Chile's "Surf Capital," gaining international acclaim as the host of numerous competitions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pichilemu: Lolol (Museo Del Automóvil De Colchagua, Vina Santa Cruz, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta de Lobos, explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Cahuil, kick back and relax at Punta De Lobos, and stroll around Parque Ross.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pichilemu online itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Fernando to Pichilemu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Pichilemu can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C.

Things to do in Pichilemu

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trip

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.