19 days in Chile Itinerary

19 days in Chile Itinerary

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19 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Santiago is known for parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santiago trip maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valparaiso: Canopy El Canelo (in Algarrobo) and Casa de Isla Negra (in Isla Negra). The adventure continues: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, take some stellar pictures from Paseo Yugoslavo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, Reñaca, Canopy El Canelo
Highlights from your plan
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Walking tours

4
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Go for a jaunt from Ancud to Quemchi to see Isla Aucar about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, and get outside with Pinguineras.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ancud online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Valparaiso to Ancud takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valparaiso in March: high temperatures in Ancud hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Aucar
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

3
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.
Castro is known for shopping, museums, adventure, historic sites, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, look for gifts at Aylla Chiloe, examine the collection at Museo Historico Etnografico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Castro online attractions planner .

Take a bus from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Castro are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalcahue
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Puerto Varas is known for nature, museums, adventure, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, get a taste of life in the country at Fundo Playa Venado, take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas planning website .

You can take a bus from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

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