20 days in Chile Itinerary

20 days in Chile Itinerary

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20 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Niebla
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Villarrica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Neltume
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Frutillar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Isla Quinchao
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
9
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Santiago

4
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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, and examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Niebla.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

1
day
Niebla

Niebla ©
A coastal town with a scattering of cultural and historical sites, Niebla sits at the mouth of the Valdivia River where it runs out into the Pacific.
On the 4th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Mancera Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Niebla itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santiago to Niebla. In March in Niebla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Villarrica.

Things to do in Niebla

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valdivia
Highlights from your plan
Mancera Island
Mancera Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head outdoors with Lago Calafquen and then explore the activities along Lake Villarrica. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Dos Rios.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Villarrica trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Niebla to Villarrica in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Neltume.

Things to do in Villarrica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Calafquen
Highlights from your plan
Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica
Parque Natural Dos Rios ©
Parque Natural Dos Rios
Lago Calafquen ©
Lago Calafquen

2
nights
Neltume

Neltume ©
The small Chilean town of Neltume was the site of social and civil unrest for decades, especially under the regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Neltume Cultural Center, Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Museo de los Volcanes, then trek along Saltos del Huilo-Huilo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Sebastian.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Neltume road trip planning site .

You can drive from Villarrica to Neltume in 2 hours. On the 8th (Thu), you're off toFrutillar.

Things to do in Neltume

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Parroquia San Sebastian
Highlights from your plan
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Museo de los Volcanes ©
Museo de los Volcanes

2
nights
Frutillar

Frutillar ©
Known mostly for its annual music festivals, Frutillar sits on the shores of one of the largest lakes in South America.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Colonial Aleman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion, then don't miss a visit to Templo Luterano de Frutillar, and finally make a trip to Muelle Frutillar. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Cerro Tronador and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puyehue National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Frutillar trip maker .

You can drive from Neltume to Frutillar in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Frutillar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Lagos Region
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tronador ©
Cerro Tronador
Muelle Frutillar ©
Muelle Frutillar
Museo Colonial Aleman ©
Museo Colonial Aleman

2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, then make a trip to Fuerte San Antonio, and then get outside with Pinguineras. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla Aucar, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Ancud, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ancud attractions planner .

You can drive from Frutillar to Ancud in 3 hours. In March in Ancud, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Isla Aucar
Highlights from your plan
Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Costanera, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, and finally hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Dalcahue.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Castro trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Ancud to Castro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Castro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isla Quinchao.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Feria Artesanal Dalcahue, Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue ©
Feria Artesanal Dalcahue

1
night
Isla Quinchao

Isla Quinchao ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Evangelizacion, then get great views at Mirador Alto La Paloma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Quinchao.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isla Quinchao trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Castro to Isla Quinchao takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will leave for Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Isla Quinchao

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Quinchao ©
Iglesia de Quinchao

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Etnia Souvenirs & Wool, then make a trip to Muelle Historico, then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and finally explore the galleries of La Tehuelche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Grey.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Quinchao to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). When traveling from Isla Quinchao in March, plan for little chillier days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

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