21 days in Chile Itinerary

21 days in Chile Itinerary

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21 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  28 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
La Serena
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
3
Pucon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Santiago
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Ljubljana

5
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 Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Atacama Desert will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tebinquinche Lake. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, make a trip to Tunel, explore the activities along Laguna de Piedras, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip planning app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 28-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in marec: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Serena.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin del Corazon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle del Elqui, and then stroll around Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto). Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla Damas.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Serena online itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in marec: highs in La Serena hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in La Serena

Parks Nature
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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas
Jardin del Corazon ©
Jardin del Corazon

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 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Chocolates Rucamalal, explore the striking landscape of Huerquehue National Park, and then get outside with Sierra Nevada Aventura. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Quillelhue.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pucon online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from La Serena to Pucon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Plaza de Armas de Pucon ©
Plaza de Armas de Pucon
Chocolates Rucamalal ©
Chocolates Rucamalal

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, and then take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and then contemplate the waterfront views at Isla Loreley.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas online road trip planner.

Getting from Pucon to Puerto Varas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In marec in Puerto Varas, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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 Rano Raraku and Orongo. Escape the urban bustle at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional and Playa Pea. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau, make a trip to Hanga Te Tenga, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Isla de Pascua, and explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hanga Roa road trip planning website.

Fly from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa in 10 hours. Traveling from Puerto Varas to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Varas in april, you will find days in Hanga Roa are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castillo Hidalgo and Sala Museo Gabriela Mistral. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Santos Angeles Custodios, look for gifts at Patio Bellavista, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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