20 days in Chile Itinerary

20 days in Chile Itinerary

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20 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Puerto Varas
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pucon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
7
Copiapo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
La Serena
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
9
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: London

2
nights
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Ovahe and Orongo. Ahu Tahai and Rano Raraku will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's much more to do: get impressive views of Rano Kau, kick back and relax at Anakena Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Rapa Nui.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa journey planning site .

London, UK to Hanga Roa is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Easter Is. Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Hanga Roa are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional ©
Rapa Nui Parque Nacional

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Madre Roca Patagonia and Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Get in touch with nature at Torres del Paine National Park and Estancia La Peninsula. It doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hanga Roa in November; daily highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) reach 15°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Estancia La Peninsula ©
Estancia La Peninsula
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Puerto Varas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Varas: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

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

2
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Caburga.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pucon road trip website .

You can drive from Puerto Varas to Pucon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Lake Caburga ©
Lake Caburga

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 23rd (Sat), learn about winemaking at MontGras, then do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vina Montes, and finally learn about winemaking at Clos Apalta Lapostolle. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Lecheria Los Maitenes, then learn about winemaking at Laura Hartwig Winery, and then examine the collection at Colchagua Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz day trip planning site .

Getting from Pucon to Santa Cruz by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Lecheria Los Maitenes
Highlights from your plan
MontGras ©
MontGras
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes
Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and then see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Santiago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

1
night
Copiapo

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Desierto Florido, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Inglesa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Copiapo day trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to Copiapo by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Serena.

Things to do in Copiapo

Parks Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Inglesa ©
Bahia Inglesa

1
night
La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
On the 28th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Herradura.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the La Serena trip builder site .

You can drive from Copiapo to La Serena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. November in La Serena sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa La Herradura
Highlights from your plan
Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Playa La Herradura ©
Playa La Herradura

3
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Atacama Desert will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle Arcoiris and Laguna Chaxa. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedras Rojas, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from La Serena, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

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