22 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

22 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 1 night
Drive
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Chile Chico
— 2 nights
Bus
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Coyhaique
— 5 nights
Fly
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Punta Arenas
— 6 nights
Bus
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
Bus to Punta Arenas Airport, Fly to New York City

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Puerto Rio Tranquilo

— 1 night
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Glaciar Exploradores and then explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Cathedrals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo trip itinerary builder app.

New York City, USA to Puerto Rio Tranquilo is an approximately 132-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Puerto Rio Tranquilo at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Chile Chico.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chile Chico

— 2 nights

Little Chile

Perched on the gusty shores of a lake separating Chile from Argentina, the small town of Chile Chico makes a great base to explore the surrounding nature.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Verde and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Plaza del Viento Cerro Las banderas, then see where the action happens at Estadio Regional de Chinquihue, then take in panoramic vistas at Plaza del Viento, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jeinimeni Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chile Chico trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Chile Chico in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Chile Chico are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Chile Chico

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Coyhaique

— 5 nights
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Spend the 7th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Coyhaique National Reserve. There's lots more to do: stroll through Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, experience rural life at Fundo Panguilemu, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Ovejero.

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Traveling by bus from Chile Chico to Coyhaique takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Punta Arenas

— 6 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, and take a leisurely stroll along Costanera del Estrecho.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Coyhaique to Punta Arenas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coyhaique in October, plan for little chillier days in Punta Arenas, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

— 5 nights
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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

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Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature