22 days in Chile Itinerary

22 days in Chile Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Malaga
Fly:  19 h
1
Santiago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
6
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
7
Calama
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
San Pedro de Atacama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Malaga

3
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.
Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Santuario De Schoenstatt (in Vina del Mar) and Valparaiso (La Sebastiana & Walking tours). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Santos Angeles Custodios.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santiago road trip planning tool.

Malaga, Spain to Santiago is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Santuario De Schoenstatt
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Varas: Osorno (Plaza De Armas & Catedral San Mateo). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Petrohué Waterfalls, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Puerto Varas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Varas, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Montt, Osorno
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo

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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Etnografico, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, and finally stop by Aylla Chiloe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Lemuy Island, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lago Huillinco, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon.

Plan my day in Castro using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Puerto Varas to Castro in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Castro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Lemuy Island, Lago Huillinco
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Gracia de Nercon ©
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Museo Municipal de Castro ©
Museo Municipal de Castro

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fuerte San Antonio, thenexamine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, thenhead outdoors with Pinguineras, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, thenmake a trip to Plaza de Armas de Ancud, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ancud online trip builder.

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Ancud sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Plaza de Armas de Ancud ©
Plaza de Armas de Ancud

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.
Hanga Roa is known for nightlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Anakena, get impressive views of Rano Kau, explore the striking landscape at Orongo, and walk around Jardin Tau Kiani Rapa Nui.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa day trip site.

You can fly from Ancud to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. Traveling from Ancud to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ancud in January, expect Hanga Roa to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Calama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki

1
day
Calama

Calama ©
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.
On the 23rd (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Plaza Calama, make a trip to Parque para la Preservacion de la Memoria Historica, and then get outside with Sol Del Desierto.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Calama road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to Calama in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Hanga Roa in January since evenings lows in Calama dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Calama

Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sol Del Desierto ©
Sol Del Desierto
Mall Plaza Calama ©
Mall Plaza Calama

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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, get curious at Museo del Meteorito, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama holiday maker site.

Drive from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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