20 days in Chile Itinerary

20 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Calama
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
San Pedro de Atacama
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
6
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
8
Punta Arenas
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Santiago
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Auckland

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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago online itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Santiago is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 16 hours. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) ©

1
night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at La Sebastiana, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso, then make a trip to Kirche Nuestra Senora de Dolores, and finally make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores). On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Valparaiso itinerary builder.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daytime highs in Valparaiso are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

1
night
Santiago

Santiago
To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago online journey maker.

You can take a bus from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Calama on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

few
hours
Calama

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
On the 15th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mina de Chuquicamata and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza Calama.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calama trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Calama by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Calama

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mall Plaza Calama ©
Mall Plaza Calama
Mina de Chuquicamata ©
Mina de Chuquicamata

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and look for gifts at Libreria Del Desierto.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama route maker site.

Take a bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
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.
Puerto Varas is known for nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Varas trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Varas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

3
nights
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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sightseeing site.

Getting from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Varas in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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 25th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Punta Arenas, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Santiago

Santiago ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): visit Barrio Bellavista, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and then get great views at Sky Costanera. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), make a trip to Patio Bellavista, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago driving holiday planner.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Santiago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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