21 days in Chile & Copahue Itinerary

21 days in Chile & Copahue Itinerary

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21 days in Chile & Copahue Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Copahue, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Pucon, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Valdivia, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Chonchi, Chile
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Quemchi, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ancud, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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1
night
Copahue, Argentina

Copahue ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Caviahue and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Escondida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascada Escondida, then get outside with Salto del Agrio, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Rio Agrio.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Copahue online route planner .

Buenos Aires to Copahue is an approximately 17-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Copahue

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Caviahue
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Cascadas del Rio Agrio ©
Cascadas del Rio Agrio
Salto del Agrio ©
Salto del Agrio
Cascada Escondida ©
Cascada Escondida

5
nights
Pucon, Chile

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lago Villarrica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lago Calafquen and Lake Villarrica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pucon: Sendero el Puma (in Neltume) and Fortin Mapuche (in Conaripe). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Santuario el Cani. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Conguillio National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Chocolates Rucamalal.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pucon trip planner .

You can drive from Copahue to Pucon in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valdivia.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sendero el Puma, Conguillio National Park, Lake Villarrica, Fortin Mapuche, Lago Calafquen
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Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park

3
nights
Valdivia, Chile

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia de Corral and Playa Grande. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Oncol and Reserva Punta Curinanco. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isla Mancera, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de los Lotos, and enjoy the sea views from Pendulo de Foucault.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valdivia journey planner .

You can drive from Pucon to Valdivia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chonchi.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Grande
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Parque Oncol ©
Parque Oncol
Bahia de Corral ©
Bahia de Corral
Mancera Island
Mancera Island

1
day
Chonchi, Chile

Chonchi ©
Chonchi is a Chilean town and commune located in Los Lagos Region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Vilupulli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nercon, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lemuy Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chonchi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valdivia to Chonchi in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Valdivia in January, you will find days in Chonchi are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Quemchi.

Things to do in Chonchi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon, Lemuy Island
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Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Lemuy Island ©
Lemuy Island

1
night
Quemchi, Chile

Quemchi ©
Quemchi is a Chilean town and commune in Los Lagos Region, located in the eastern shore of Chiloé Island. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Isla Mechuque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Colo, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Aucar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Quemchi itinerary site .

Getting from Chonchi to Quemchi by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Quemchi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Quemchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Isla Mechuque ©
Isla Mechuque
Iglesia de Colo ©
Iglesia de Colo

2
nights
Ancud, Chile

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony and then get outside with Pinguineras. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lechagua.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ancud trip planner .

You can drive from Quemchi to Ancud in 1.5 hours. January in Ancud sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

5
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Visiting Volcan Calbuco and Laguna Verde will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Catedral de Puerto Montt. When in Puerto Varas, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt, approximately 1h 20 min away. On the 14th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, contemplate the long history of Casa Yunge, and enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Varas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
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Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
Volcan Calbuco ©
Volcan Calbuco
Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde

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