18 days in Chile Itinerary

18 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly
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Santiago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valparaiso
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose de Maipo
— 1 night
Fly
4
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
5
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Bus to Puerto Montt, Fly to Calama
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

1
night
Valparaiso

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose de Maipo.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Tours · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
San Jose de Maipo

Long an oasis for residents of Santiago in need of some fresh air, San Jose de Maipo draws visitors from all four corners of the world.
On the 19th (Tue), stop by Mercadito Cajon de Ropa, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then make a trip to Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Jose de Maipo trip planner.

Getting from Valparaiso to San Jose de Maipo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in January, expect nights in San Jose de Maipo to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in San Jose de Maipo

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

3
nights
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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, examine the collection at Palacio Sara Braun, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punta Arenas online holiday planner.

You can fly from San Jose de Maipo to Punta Arenas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from San Jose de Maipo in January, plan for cooler days in Punta Arenas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): head off the coast to Islotes de Punihuil, then examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Tenaun.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Punta Arenas to Castro takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in January, you will find days in Castro are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Ancud, Isla Chiloe

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Faro Corona en Chiloe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, then see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, then examine the collection at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Ancud.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ancud trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Ancud

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

3
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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 natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama vacation maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ancud to San Pedro de Atacama in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ancud in January, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.