23 days in Chile Itinerary

23 days in Chile Itinerary

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23 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Shuttle:  28​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14​h 15​min
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
Punta Arenas
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
5
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Santiago
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Portillo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Valparaiso
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Salar de Tara and Atacama Desert. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama road trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anakena Beach, get impressive views of Rano Raraku, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, and don't miss a visit to Ahu Akivi.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanga Roa travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Hanga Roa, with highs around 25°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
Highlights from your plan
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Anakena ©
Anakena
Rano Kau ©
Rano Kau

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Madre Roca Patagonia and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Torres del Paine National Park. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon and take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Amalia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanga Roa in October, things will get a bit cooler in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia

3
nights
Punta Arenas

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.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Expedicion Fitz Roy will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Montes Pello.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Punta Arenas day trip app .

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, Punta Arenas is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun

2
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coyhaique online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Punta Arenas in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coyhaique: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

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.
Family-friendly places like Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and Central Market (Mercado Central) will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, enjoy breathtaking views from Gran Torre Santiago, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santiago online trip maker .

Fly from Coyhaique to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portillo.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Highlights from your plan
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador

1
night
Portillo

Portillo ©
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Ski Portillo.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portillo route planner.

Drive from Santiago to Portillo in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Portillo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ski Portillo Just For The Day ©
Ski Portillo Just For The Day

2
nights
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 (Thu), make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), kick back and relax at Reñaca, then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, and finally examine the collection at La Sebastiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mirasol and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps and tourist information, use the Valparaiso holiday planning site .

You can drive from Portillo to Valparaiso in 3 hours. In October in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Playa Mirasol
Highlights from your plan
Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

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