22 days in Araucania Region Itinerary

22 days in Araucania Region Itinerary

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22 days in Araucania Region Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Angol
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Malalcahuello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Melipeuco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Villarrica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Pucon
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Temuco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Santiago

2
nights
Angol

Angol ©
Angol is a commune and capital city of the Malleco Province in the Araucanía Region of southern Chile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Angol sightseeing planner.

Santiago to Angol is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, daytime highs in Angol are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Malalcahuello.

Things to do in Angol

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Canteras de Deuco ©
Canteras de Deuco
Museo Dillman Bulloock ©
Museo Dillman Bulloock

3
nights
Malalcahuello

Malalcahuello ©
Escape the urban bustle at Termas Canon del Blanco and Centro Turistico Yukatan. On the 9th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Isoterma cero Expediciones.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malalcahuello trip builder website .

You can drive from Angol to Malalcahuello in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melipeuco.

Things to do in Malalcahuello

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Curacautin, Centro Turistico Yukatan
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Isoterma cero Expediciones ©
Isoterma cero Expediciones
Salto de la Princesa ©
Salto de la Princesa
Salto del Indio ©
Salto del Indio

2
nights
Melipeuco

Melipeuco ©
Melipeuco is a town and commune (comuna) in Chile, located at the foot of the Andes, in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Conguillio National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Llaima.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melipeuco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Malalcahuello to Melipeuco takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Villarrica.

Things to do in Melipeuco

Parks Nature
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Conguillio National Park ©
Conguillio National Park
Llaima ©
Llaima

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo and then explore the activities along Lake Villarrica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Villarrica holiday planning website .

Getting from Melipeuco to Villarrica by car takes about 2 hours. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pucon.

Things to do in Villarrica

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo
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Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago Villarrica, Santuario el Cani and Villarrica. Get in touch with nature at Huerquehue National Park and Los Tres Saltos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pucon: Neltume (Saltos del Huilo-Huilo & Sendero el Puma). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Villarrica. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Los Pozones, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Quillelhue, and boost your wellbeing at Termas Pucon Indomito.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pucon route planner.

Traveling by car from Villarrica to Pucon takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Temuco.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Neltume
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Villarrica ©
Villarrica
Huerquehue National Park ©
Huerquehue National Park
Los Pozones ©
Los Pozones

4
nights
Temuco

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Escape the urban bustle at Reserva Nacional China Muerta and Monumento Natural Cerro Nielol. And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Casino Dreams Araucania, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco, explore and take pictures at Estadio German Becker, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catedral de Temuco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Temuco trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Pucon to Temuco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Temuco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Reserva Nacional China Muerta, Portal Temuco
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Santiago Wine Club Temuco ©
Santiago Wine Club Temuco
Estadio German Becker ©
Estadio German Becker
Plaza Anibal Pinto ©
Plaza Anibal Pinto