23 days in Chile Itinerary

23 days in Chile Itinerary

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23 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 30 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h
2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  12 h
3
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Puerto Varas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
6
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
7
Valparaiso
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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, historic sites, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
Highlights from your plan
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

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.
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rano Raraku, take in the dramatic natural features at Orongo, kick back and relax at Anakena Beach, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Riata.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hanga Roa trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in April, Hanga Roa is much warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Church of Castro, don't miss a visit to Costanera, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and shop like a local with Feria Artesanal Dalcahue.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Castro journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Castro in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanga Roa to Castro is 2 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa in April, you will find days in Castro are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ancud.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Feria Artesanal Dalcahue, Chiloe National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Photography Tours

3
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.
Ancud is known for outdoors, museums, historic sites, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, look for all kinds of wild species at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, make a trip to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancud road trip planner .

You can drive from Castro to Ancud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Ancud, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe

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 13th (Sat): make a trip to Casa Kuschel, admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro, and then explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, make a trip to Sentados Frente al Mar, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Ancud to Puerto Varas in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Varas are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Museo Pablo Fierro ©
Museo Pablo Fierro

1
night
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 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora, then make a trip to Muelle Historico, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Varas in April, plan for slightly colder days in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico
Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora ©
Paroquia Maria Auxiliadora

1
night
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at La Sebastiana, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Cerro Concepcion. On the next day, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally take a stroll through Paseo Dimalow.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Valparaiso in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in April: high temperatures in Valparaiso hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vina del Mar
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Walking tours

4
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.
Santiago is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, examine the collection at La Chascona, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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Drive from Valparaiso to Santiago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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

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