24 days in Chile Itinerary

24 days in Chile Itinerary

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Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Valdivia
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Valdivia
— 2 nights
Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Drive to Portillo
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Portillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Valle Nevado
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Santiago
— 6 nights
Fly
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Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro de Atacama
— 5 nights
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Castro, Isla Chiloe

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ancud (Fuerte San Antonio, Museo Regional de Ancud, &more). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Chiloe National Park. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Castro, admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, and look for gifts at DecoCalen.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Castro trip itinerary builder tool.

Arica to Castro is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June in Castro, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Valdivia

— 2 nights
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural El Austral, then don't miss a visit to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Antropologico, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Exploracion Rudolph Amandus Philippi. On your second day here, go for a walk through Rio Calle Calle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Castro to Valdivia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Valdivia are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Portillo.

Things to do in Valdivia

Parks · Nature · Museums

Portillo

— 1 night
Powder-white peaks frame a sapphire lake at picture-perfect Portillo.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hit the slopes at Ski Portillo Just For The Day.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portillo online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valdivia to Portillo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Portillo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Valle Nevado

— 1 night
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
On the 14th (Mon), hit the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valle Nevado online trip builder.

You can drive from Portillo to Valle Nevado in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Santiago.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Santiago

— 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, stop by Patio Bellavista, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

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Traveling by shuttle from Valle Nevado to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Hanga Roa, Easter Island

— 5 nights
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 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Rapa Nui Parque Nacional. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ahu Tongariki, explore the ancient world of Hanga Kioe, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, and contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hanga Roa trip planner.

Fly from Santiago to Hanga Roa in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Hanga Roa is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hanga Roa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

San Pedro de Atacama

— 5 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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, take an exotic tour of On Safari Atacama, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama route builder app.

You can fly from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder evenings in San Pedro de Atacama when traveling from Hanga Roa in June, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.