19 days in Chile Itinerary

19 days in Chile Itinerary

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19 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  22​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
2
Puerto Varas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Villarrica
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Coyhaique
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Punta Arenas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Brussels

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Laguna Chaxa. Visiting Valle De La Luna and Piedras Rojas will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, and identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to San Pedro de Atacama is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Romahue, and then enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Varas trip itinerary builder .

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. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Villarrica.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
In Puerto Varas ©
In Puerto Varas

1
night
Villarrica

Villarrica
With the city and commune set among a wealth of impressive natural sights, holidays in Villarica tend to be outdoors and full of adventures.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Viajes Turismo Sur Extremo, then look for gifts at Mercado Fritz, and then identify plant and animal life at Region IX Ltd.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Villarrica trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Villarrica in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Villarrica

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

1
night
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Castro ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Castro driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Villarrica to Castro in 7 hours. In April, daytime highs in Castro are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Photography Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, hike along coyhaique Mackay hill, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coyhaique trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Castro to Coyhaique in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then stroll through Club Andino Centro de Ski, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coyhaique in April, expect nights in Punta Arenas to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes
Club Andino Centro de Ski ©
Club Andino Centro de Ski

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, look for gifts at Etnia Souvenirs & Wool, then head outdoors with Patagonia Line, and finally Head underground at Cueva del Milodon.

Discover how to plan a Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Etnia Souvenirs & Wool ©
Etnia Souvenirs & Wool

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Panul Community Park and Hacienda Picarquin. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hacienda Picarquin, Panul Community Park
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Panul Community Park ©
Panul Community Park
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill

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