24 days in Chile Itinerary

24 days in Chile Itinerary

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24 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Punta Arenas
1
Punta Arenas
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 5 nights
bus:  19 h
3
Puyuhuapi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Castro
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Puerto Montt
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Pucon
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
7
Santiago
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Valparaiso
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
9
Isla Robinson Crusoe
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
10
San Pedro de Atacama
— 1 day
Drive:  12 h 30 min
11
Arica
— 1 night
End: Arica

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nao Victoria Museo and Monumento Al Ovejero. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Antarctica21, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and make a trip to Reloj.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas vacation planner.

In februar, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Monumento Al Ovejero ©
Monumento Al Ovejero

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of The Condors Nests, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip app .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Punta Arenas in februar, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Puyuhuapi.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Patagonia Line ©
Patagonia Line
Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) ©
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Puyuhuapi

Puyuhuapi ©
A peaceful village sitting between the sea and snowy mountains, Puyuhuapi provides convenient access to Parque Nacional Queulat and Termas de Puyuhuapi hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along Sendero Padre Garcia, then explore the striking landscape at Ventisquero Colgante, and then get outside with Parque Nacional Queulat. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Sendero Bosque Encantado.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puyuhuapi online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Puyuhuapi. While traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puyuhuapi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castro.

Things to do in Puyuhuapi

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Sendero Bosque Encantado
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Parque Nacional Queulat ©
Parque Nacional Queulat

3
nights
Castro

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of San Francisco and Costanera. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Chiloe National Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloe, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and look for gifts at Aylla Chiloe.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Castro tour planner.

You can drive from Puyuhuapi to Castro in 9 hours. marts in Castro sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Chiloe National Park, Lago Huillinco
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Chiloe National Park ©
Chiloe National Park
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Photography Tours

1
night
Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Muelle de Paseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Paseo Costanera and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Alerce Andino.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Montt driving holiday app .

Take a bus from Castro to Puerto Montt in 3.5 hours. In marts, daily temperatures in Puerto Montt can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Beaches
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino ©
Parque Nacional Alerce Andino
Angelmo ©
Angelmo

1
night
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
On the 13th (Fri), glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then admire the sheer force of Ojos del Caburga.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pucon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Montt to Pucon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Pucon

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ojos del Caburga ©
Ojos del Caburga

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, take a stroll through Barrio Italia, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pucon to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Castillo Hidalgo ©
Castillo Hidalgo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni and then examine the collection at La Sebastiana.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Valparaiso trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In marts in Valparaiso, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Robinson Crusoe.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana

1
day
Isla Robinson Crusoe

Isla Robinson Crusoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get outside with Marenostrum Expediciones and then don't miss a visit to Fuerte Santa Barbara.

For maps and other tourist information, read Isla Robinson Crusoe holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Valparaiso to Isla Robinson Crusoe with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Isla Robinson Crusoe

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fuerte Santa Barbara ©
Fuerte Santa Barbara

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, and finally engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Robinson Crusoe to San Pedro de Atacama. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in marts, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Arica.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Museo del Meteorito ©
Museo del Meteorito

1
night
Arica

Arica ©
The northernmost city in the country, Arica hugs the Chile-Peru border.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Tambo de Zapahuira, then look for all kinds of wild species at Suri Plaza, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Putre Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cuidad de Arica.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Arica vacation maker tool .

Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arica

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Putre
Highlights from your plan
Suri Plaza ©
Suri Plaza
Putre Church ©
Putre Church
Tambo de Zapahuira ©
Tambo de Zapahuira

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