23 days in Chile & Ushuaia Itinerary

23 days in Chile & Ushuaia Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 7 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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Ushuaia, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santiago route builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Santiago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Santiago is minus 5 hours. You'll set off for San Pedro de Atacama on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Laguna Cejar, Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, Geyser del Tatio, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Santiago, Chile

— 7 nights

City of the Island Hills

Your list of things to see and do now includes Itours, Santiago Wine Tour, Vina del Mar & Valparaiso, Cajon del Maipo, Patio Bellavista, and other attractions. Explore Santiago further: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Punta Arenas, Chile

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.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip tool.

Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll set off for Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Grey. On the 13th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Grey.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) tour itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 3 nights
Isla Magdalena has been added to your itinerary. See even more of Punta Arenas: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Plaza Munoz Gamero, and see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Punta Arenas using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip builder.

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. In May, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.