19 days in Chile Itinerary

19 days in Chile Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chile trip planner

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Santiago
— 4 nights
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Vina del Mar
— 2 nights
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Rancagua
— 3 nights
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Arica
— 2 nights
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Talca
— 1 night
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Concepcion
— 2 nights
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Talcahuano
— 1 night
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Valdivia
— 3 nights
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Santiago

— 4 nights

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 in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, examine the collection at La Chascona, and make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online driving holiday planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Santiago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Vina del Mar

— 2 nights

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the striking features of Edificio Luis Cousino, see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, wander the streets of Paseo Dimalow, then make a trip to Pais de Artesanos, then explore the galleries of Miel de Oveja, and finally make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores). On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Roca Oceanica, then make a trip to Cerro Concepcion, and then get into the urban bustle at Quinta Vergara.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar day trip app.

Drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vina del Mar, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Rancagua.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rancagua

— 3 nights
Rancagua remains a commercial, transportation, and tourist hub, located only 87 km (54 mi) south of Chile's capital city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Parque Koke, then learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, then learn about winemaking at MontGras, and finally examine the collection at Museo El Huique. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua and then learn about winemaking at Vina Montes.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Rancagua vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Vina del Mar to Rancagua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vina del Mar in June, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Rancagua. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Arica.

Things to do in Rancagua

Wineries · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arica

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lauca.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arica travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rancagua to Arica by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Talca.

Things to do in Arica

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Talca

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Pan-American Highway (Ruta 5), then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin botanico de la Universidad de Talca, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro La Virgen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Talca trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arica to Talca. In June, daily temperatures in Talca can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Concepcion.

Things to do in Talca

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Concepcion

— 2 nights

Cradle of Chilean Rock

Concepcion has emerged as one of the most industrialized and developed metropolises of Chile, with a population approaching 300,000 and a long history of trade and commerce centered around its main port.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Casa del Arte - Pinacoteca, then make a trip to Universidad de Concepcion, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Stom. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Concepcion and then walk around Isidora Cousino Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Concepcion tour app.

Getting from Talca to Concepcion by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Concepcion, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Talcahuano.

Things to do in Concepcion

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Talcahuano

— 1 night
Go sightseeing in Talcahuano, a port city in south-central Chile about 16 km (10 mi) from Concepcion.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at Museo Huascar and then get outside with Centro de Buceo Prosub Ltda..

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Talcahuano tour itinerary planner.

Talcahuano is very close to Concepcion. June in Talcahuano sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Talcahuano

Outdoors · Museums

Valdivia

— 3 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural El Austral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia de Corral, and then make a trip to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Antropologico, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile, and finally get outside with Parque Saval.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Valdivia trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Talcahuano to Valdivia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Talcahuano in June, plan for slightly colder days in Valdivia, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Chile travel guide

4.3
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.